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English definition of “deport”

deport

verb [T]     /dɪˈpɔːt/ US  /-ˈpɔːrt/
to force someone to leave a country, especially someone who has no legal right to be there or who has broken the law: Thousands of illegal immigrants are caught and deported every year. The refugees were deported back to their country of origin.Punishing someone by sending them somewhere elseEvicting and forcing to leave deportation     /ˌdiː.pɔːˈteɪ.ʃən/ US  /-pɔːr-/ noun [C or U] There were mass deportations in the 1930s, when thousands of people were forced to leave the country.Punishing someone by sending them somewhere elseEvicting and forcing to leave
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