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Part of speech: verb

To put out of joint or out of order; displace.

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Usage examples "dislocate":

  1. The chances are he will dislocate my neck, and give me gaunt cheeks like a corpse, with a serpent under my foot, or a flaming dragon stretching his jaws behind my back. - "Macleod of Dare", William Black.
  2. As a general rule I think the tiger bears down his victim by sheer weight, and then, by some means which I should hesitate to define, although I have seen it, the head is wrenched back, so as to dislocate the vertebrae. - "Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon", Robert A. Sterndale.
  3. If we dislocate a shoulder, fever and heat will follow. - "Philosophy of Osteopathy", Andrew T. Still.