expel

Getting expelled from a school is a step beyond suspension. It means that you are asked to leave and never come back. In other words, you have been kicked out.

More benignly, expel can mean discharge: if you're having a water-fountain spitting-fight, you are hoping to expel water from your mouth in the direction of your opponent before they can get you. But don't do this; you won't get expelled from school, but the germs in your body will be expelled all over your friends.

Definitions of expel
  1. verb
    eliminate (a substance)
    synonyms: discharge, eject, exhaust, release
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    cough out, cough up, expectorate, spit out, spit up
    discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
    blow
    free of obstruction by blowing air through
    abort
    terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion
    ovulate
    produce and discharge eggs
    egest, eliminate, excrete, pass
    eliminate from the body
    bleed, hemorrhage, shed blood
    lose blood from one's body
    eruct, spew, spew out
    eject or send out in large quantities, also metaphorical
    fester, maturate, suppurate
    ripen and generate pus
    breathe, emit, pass off
    expel (gases or odors)
    belch, bubble, burp, eruct
    expel gas from the stomach
    force out
    emit or cause to move with force of effort
    emanate, exhale, give forth
    give out (breath or an odor)
    cough
    exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion
    miscarry
    suffer a miscarriage
    flow, menstruate
    undergo menstruation
    perspire, sudate, sweat
    excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin
    exudate, exude, ooze, ooze out, transude
    release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities
    urinate
    pass after the manner of urine
    empty, evacuate, void
    excrete or discharge from the body
    ca-ca, defecate, make, stool
    have a bowel movement
    barf, be sick, chuck, disgorge, regurgitate, throw up, vomit, vomit up
    eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    ptyalise, ptyalize, spew, spit, spue
    expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth
    spit out, splutter, sputter
    spit up in an explosive manner
    radiate
    send out real or metaphoric rays
    bubble
    form, produce, or emit bubbles
  2. verb
    force to leave or move out
    “He was expelled from his native country”
    synonyms: kick out, throw out
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    boot out, chuck out, eject, exclude, turf out, turn out
    put out or expel from a place
    deport, exile, expatriate
    expel from a country
    debar, suspend
    bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.
    deliver, deport, extradite
    hand over to the authorities of another country
    banish, bar, relegate
    expel, as if by official decree
    ban, banish, blackball, cast out, ostracise, ostracize, shun
    expel from a community or group
    ban, banish
    ban from a place of residence, as for punishment
    evict, force out
    expel from one's property or force to move out by a legal process
    evict
    expel or eject without recourse to legal process
    show the door
    ask to leave
    bounce
    eject from the premises
    exorcise, exorcize
    expel through adjuration or prayers
    rusticate, send down
    suspend temporarily from college or university, in England
    repatriate
    send someone back to his homeland against his will, as of refugees
    rusticate
    send to the country
    spike
    stand in the way of
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    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  3. verb
    cause to flee
    synonyms: rout, rout out
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    defeat, get the better of, overcome
    win a victory over
  4. verb
    remove from a position or office
    synonyms: boot out, drum out, kick out, oust, throw out
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    excommunicate
    oust or exclude from a group or membership by decree
    depose, force out
    force to leave (an office)
    bring down, overthrow, overturn, subvert, topple
    cause the downfall of; of rulers
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    remove
    remove from a position or an office
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