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evict

verb [T] uk   /ɪˈvɪkt/ us  
to force someone to leave somewhere: Tenants who fall behind in their rent risk being evicted. He was evicted from the bar for drunken and disorderly behaviour.
eviction
noun [C or U] uk   /ɪˈvɪk.ʃən/ us  
After falling behind with his mortgage payments he now faces eviction from his home. In this economically depressed area, evictions are common.
Translations of “evict”
in Spanish desahuciar, desalojar…
in French expulser (de)…
in German vertreiben…
in Chinese (Traditional) 驅逐, 趕走,逐出…
in Russian выселять…
in Turkish boşaltmaya zorlamak, zorla tahliye etmek, çıkarmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 驱逐, 赶走,逐出…
in Polish eksmitować…
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