Ex·pel v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expelled p. pr. & vb. n.. Expelling.]
1. To drive or force out from that within which anything is contained, inclosed, or situated; to eject; as, to expel air from a bellows.
Did not ye . . . expel me out of my father's house?
--Judg. xi. 7.
2. To drive away from one's country; to banish.
Forewasted all their land, and them expelled. --Spenser..
He shall expel them from before you . . . and ye shall possess their land. --Josh. xxiii. 5.
3. To cut off from further connection with an institution of learning, a society, and the like; as, to expel a student or member.
4. To keep out, off, or away; to exclude. “To expel the winter's flaw.”
5. To discharge; to shoot. [Obs.]
Then he another and another [shaft] did expel. --Spenser..
Syn: -- To banish; exile; eject; drive out. See Banish.
v 1: force to leave or move out; "He was expelled from his native
country" [syn: throw out, kick out]
2: put out or expel from a place; "The child was expelled from
the classroom" [syn: eject, chuck out, exclude, throw
out, kick out, turf out, boot out, turn out]
3: remove from a position or office; "The chairman was ousted
after he misappropriated funds" [syn: oust, throw out,
drum out, boot out, kick out]
4: cause to flee; "rout out the fighters from their caves"
[syn: rout, rout out]
5: eliminate (substances) from the body [syn: discharge, eject,
[also: expelling, expelled]