dis·place /(ˈ)dɪsˈples/ 及物動詞
Dis·place v. t. [imp. & p. p. Displaced p. pr. & vb. n. Displacing.]
1. To change the place of; to remove from the usual or proper place; to put out of place; to place in another situation; as, the books in the library are all displaced.
2. To crowd out; to take the place of.
Holland displaced Portugal as the mistress of those seas. --London Times.
3. To remove from a state, office, dignity, or employment; to discharge; to depose; as, to displace an officer of the revenue.
4. To dislodge; to drive away; to banish. [Obs.]
You have displaced the mirth. --Shak.
Syn: -- To disarrange; derange; dismiss; discard.
v 1: take the place of
2: force to move; "the refugees were displaced by the war"
[syn: force out]
3: move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and
foreign environment; "The war uprooted many people" [syn:
4: cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense;
"Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my
money to another bank"; "The director moved more
responsibilities onto his new assistant" [syn: move]
5: remove or force from a position of dwelling previously
occupied; "The new employee dislodged her by moving into
her office space" [syn: dislodge, bump]
6: put out of its usual place, position, or relationship; "The
colonists displaced the natives" [syn: dislocate]