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English definition of “eject”

eject

verb uk   /ɪˈdʒekt/ us  
[T often passive] to force someone to leave a particular place: A number of fans had been ejected from the bar for causing trouble.Emitting and ejecting [T] US (UK send off) to order a sports player to leave the playing area during a game because they have done something wrongEmitting and ejecting [I] to leave an aircraft in an emergency using an ejection seatBoarding and alighting from modes of transportEmitting and ejecting [I or T] to come out of a machine when a button is pressed, or to make something do this: How do you eject the tape? The coffee machine suddenly ejected a handful of coins.Emitting and ejecting
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