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deportverb [T]

uk   /dɪˈpɔːt/  us   /-ˈpɔːrt/
to ​force someone to ​leave a ​country, ​especially someone who has no ​legalright to be there or who has ​broken the ​law: Thousands of ​illegalimmigrants are ​caught and deported every ​year. The ​refugees were deported back totheircountry of ​origin.
deportation
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌdiː.pɔːˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /-pɔːr-/
There were mass deportations in the 1930s, when thousands of ​people were ​forced to ​leave the ​country.
(Definition of deport from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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deportverb [T]

 us   /dɪˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt/
to ​force a ​person to ​leave a ​country: The ​governmenthopes to deport the ​criminals.
deportation
noun [C/U]  us   /ˌdiˌpɔrˈteɪ·ʃən, -ˌpoʊr-/
[U] They ​await deportation.
(Definition of deport from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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