What does the word expel mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To drive out forcibly.

Usage examples for expel

  1. The best way of avoiding any such error in Ireland's case is to expel the spirit of distrust which animated the framers of the Canadian Union Act of 1840. C. So much for the spirit in which we should approach the problem, and I pass to the consideration of the problem itself. – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  2. It is useful also to expel wind and worms. – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
  3. And this is to be said, that if we could to- day expel the Chinese from California, more than half the capital now invested there would be idle or leave the State, many of the most important industries would entirely stop, and the prosperity of California would receive a blow from which it would not recover for twenty years. – Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands by Charles Nordhoff