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English definition of “evict”

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 pub for drunken and violent behaviour.
eviction
noun [C or U] uk   /ɪˈvɪk.ʃən/ us  
After falling behind with his mortgage repayments he now faces eviction from his home. In this economically depressed area, evictions are common.
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