To dislodge is to remove something. When you're choking, you need to dislodge the food from your throat.

When you dislodge, you're moving something from its current position. When sumo wrestlers are going at it, they're trying to dislodge each other from their original positions. Anytime something is stuck and you want it out, it needs to be dislodged. When you're choking, food is lodged in your windpipe. That's a time when you need to dislodge quickly!

Definitions of dislodge
  1. verb
    remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied
    “The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space”
    synonyms: bump
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    cause to fall off
    type of:
    cause to move, usually with force or pressure
  2. verb
    remove or force out from a position
    “The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums”
    synonyms: free
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    deposit, lodge, stick, wedge
    put, fix, force, or implant
    type of:
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
  3. verb
    change place or direction
    synonyms: reposition, shift
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    beat down
    dislodge from a position
    type of:
    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
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