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English definition of “purge”

purge

verb [T] (REMOVE PEOPLE)    /pɜːdʒ/ US  /pɝːdʒ/
to get rid of people from an organization because you do not agree with them: Party leaders have undertaken to purge the party of extremists . Hard-liners are expected to be purged from the administration .Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
(Definition of purge verb (REMOVE PEOPLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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