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"eject" in British English

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ejectverb

uk   us   /ɪˈdʒekt/
[T often passive] to ​force someone to ​leave a ​particularplace: A ​number of ​fans had been ejected from the ​bar for ​causingtrouble. [T] US (UK send off) to ​order a ​sportsplayer to ​leave the ​playingarea during a ​game because they have ​broken a ​rule [I] to ​leave an ​aircraft in an ​emergency using an ​ejectionseat [I or T] to come out of a ​machine when a ​button is ​pressed, or to make something do this: How do you eject the ​tape? The ​coffeemachinesuddenly ejected a ​handful of ​coins.
(Definition of eject from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ejectverb [T]

 us   /ɪˈdʒekt/
to ​force someone to ​leave a ​particularplace, or to ​send out something ​quickly and often with ​force: It was ​difficult to eject ​squatters from the ​abandonedbuilding. A ​player who is ejected during a ​game is told to ​leave the ​playingarea by the ​referee because the ​player has done something ​wrong: Very ​seldom do you ​see any ​player get ejected from a ​playoffgame in ​football and ​baseball.
(Definition of eject from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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