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Definition of eject verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they eject
    he / she / it ejects
    past simple ejected
    -ing form ejecting
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  1. 1[transitive] eject somebody (from something) (formal) to force someone to leave a place synonym throw somebodyout (of…) Police ejected a crowd of violent protesters from the hall.
  2. 2[transitive] eject something (from something) to push something out suddenly and with a lot of force Used cartridges are ejected from the gun after firing.
  3. 3[transitive, intransitive] eject (something) when you eject a disk, etc., or when it ejects, it comes out of the machine after you have pressed a button
  4. 4[intransitive] (of a pilot) to escape from an aircraft that is going to crash, sometimes using an ejection seat The pilot managed to eject moments before the plane crashed.
noun [uncountable, countable]
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