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dislocate

verb [T] uk   /ˈdɪs.lə.keɪt/ us    /dɪˈsloʊ-/
to force a bone suddenly out of its correct position: She dislocated her knee falling down some steps. to have a negative effect on how something works
dislocated
adjective uk   /-keɪ.tɪd/ us    /-keɪ.t̬id/
a dislocated hip
Translations of “dislocate”
in Spanish dislocar…
in French disloquer…
in German verrenken…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使骨頭錯位(或移位、脫臼), 擾亂,幹擾…
in Russian вывихнуть…
in Turkish (kemik) çıkmak, oyna(t)mak, kaymak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使骨头错位(或移位、脱臼), 扰乱,干扰…
in Polish zwichnąć…
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