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"disgorge" in British English

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disgorgeverb [T]

uk   /dɪsˈɡɔːdʒ/  us   /-ˈɡɔːrdʒ/
literary to ​releaselargeamounts of ​liquid, ​gas, or other ​contents: The ​pipe was ​found to be disgorging ​dangerouschemicals into the ​sea. literary to ​send many ​people out of a ​place or ​vehicle at the same ​time: The ​delayedcommutertrain disgorged hundreds of ​angrypassengers. formal to ​force something up from the ​stomach and out through the ​mouth: Flies disgorge ​digestivefluid onto ​theirfood to ​soften it up. literary to ​unwillinglyreleaseinformation or ​money: The ​judge has ​forced EXIP to disgorge $400,000 in ​illegalprofits.
(Definition of disgorge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disgorge" in Business English

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disgorgeverb [T]

uk   /dɪsˈɡɔːdʒ/  us   /-ˈɡɔːrdʒ/ US LAW
to ​pay back ​money that has been made ​illegally, especially after being ​ordered to by a ​court: They were ​ordered to disgorge $1.85 million in ​profits made by ​fraudulentmeans.
(Definition of disgorge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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