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evict

verb [T] uk   /ɪˈvɪkt/ us  
to force someone to leave somewhere: Tenants who fall behind in their rent risk being evicted. He was evicted from the pub for drunken and violent behaviour.Evicting and forcing to leavePunishing someone by sending them somewhere else
eviction
noun [C or U] uk   /ɪˈvɪk.ʃən/ us  
After falling behind with his mortgage repayments he now faces eviction from his home. In this economically depressed area, evictions are common.Evicting and forcing to leavePunishing someone by sending them somewhere else
(Definition of evict from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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