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〔 dIsˋples 〕


〔 disˊpleis 〕

Overview of verb displace

The verb displace has 4 senses

  • displace -- (cause to move, usually with force or pressure; "the refugees were displaced by the war")

  • preempt, displace -- (take the place of or have precedence over; "live broadcast of the presidential debate preempts the regular news hour"; "discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor")

  • displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate -- (terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers")

  • move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")