verb (used with object), ex·pelled, ex·pel·ling.
Origin of expel
OTHER WORDS FROM expelex·pel·la·ble, adjective re·ex·pel, verb (used with object), re·ex·pelled, re·ex·pel·ling. un·ex·pel·la·ble, adjective un·ex·pelled, adjective
Words nearby expel
Example sentences from the Web for expel
They wanted to expel the demons which they believed caused impure thoughts.
They expel difficult students and refuse to admit students that public schools have to admit—like kids with disabilities.Hunger Games Comes to New York State’s Public Schools |Zephyr Teachout |November 26, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
Simultaneously, a brigade of mercenaries and Congolese soldiers would seal off the city and expel the guerrillas.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis |Nina Strochlic |November 23, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
After investigating the case and bringing together all of the evidence I moved to expel him from the Senate.And Now Mitch McConnell Is the ‘Pro-Woman’ Candidate! |Eleanor Clift |October 20, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
As an Ebola patient slips from bad to worse to dire, he can expel as many as two and a half gallons of effluvia a day.
If you are determined to expel all comfort from your house, be a Drunkard; and you will soon do it effectually.Select Temperance Tracts |American Tract Society
"I cannot expel the passion that rankles in my blood," Basil interposed darkly.Under the Witches' Moon |Nathan Gallizier
Lying is like Nature, you may expel her with a fork, but she will always come back again.The Note-Books of Samuel Butler |Samuel Butler
Pumps were no longer of any use to expel the water, for pump as one might, the water kept pouring in.Peasant Tales of Russia |V.I. Nemirovitch-Dantchenko
Joyeuse now called on the citizens of Nismes to lay down their arms, to expel all the refugees, and to receive a garrison.History of the Rise of the Huguenots |Henry Baird