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verb [transitive] expel pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈspel/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyexpel
he/she/itexpels
present participleexpelling
past tenseexpelled
past participleexpelled
  1. 1
    to officially force someone to leave a place or organization because of their bad behaviour

    They have no legal power to expel a party member.

    expel someone from something:

    The police were sent to expel the demonstrators from public buildings.

    1. a.
      to force a student to leave a school permanently
      expel someone for something:

      He was expelled for threatening a teacher with a knife.

    2. b.
      to force someone to leave a foreign country, especially for political reasons or for breaking the law

      The authorities are threatening to expel all foreign diplomats.

      expel someone from something:

      Journalists who reported on the demonstration were expelled from the country.

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