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English definition of “displace”

displace

verb [T]
 
 
/dɪˈspleɪs/
TAKE THE PLACE OF to take the place of someone or something: Many of these workers will be displaced by modern technology.Replacing and exchanging
MOVE to make someone or something leave their usual place or position: The earthquake displaced thousands of people.Replacing and exchangingTransferring and transporting objects
displacement noun [U]
(Definition of displace from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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