Definition of DISPLACE


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) cause to move, usually with force or pressure; "the refugees were displaced by the war" ;

  • 2. (

    ) take the place of or have precedence over; "live broadcast of the presidential debate preempts the regular news hour"; "discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor" ;

  • 4. (

    ) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant" ;

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