What does the word dislocate mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Robert A. Sterndale