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verb     eject pronunciation in American English
/ɪˈdʒekt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyeject
he/she/itejects
present participleejecting
past tenseejected
past participleejected
  1. 2
    [transitive] to make something come out from a machine, for example a DVD from a DVD player or a CD from a computer
  2. 3
    [intransitive] if a pilot ejects, they are deliberately thrown out of their plane by their ejection seat, because the plane is likely to crash

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