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verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: displace /dɪsˈpleɪs/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theydisplace
he/she/itdisplaces
present participledisplacing
past tensedisplaced
past participledisplaced
  1. 2
    to take the place of someone or something

    Investment in the nationalized industries has simply displaced private investment.

  2. 3
    to force something out of its position or space

    The device displaces the air inside the container.

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