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Definition of lodge verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lodge
    he / she / it lodges
    past simple lodged
    -ing form lodging
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  1. 1[transitive] lodge something (with somebody) (against somebody/something) to make a formal statement about something to a public organization or authority synonym submit They lodged a compensation claim against the factory. Portugal has lodged a complaint with the International Court of Justice.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] to become fixed or stuck somewhere; to make something become fixed or stuck somewhere lodge in something One of the bullets lodged in his chest. lodge something in something She lodged the number firmly in her mind.
  3. 3[transitive] lodge something with somebody/in something to leave money or something valuable in a safe place synonym deposit Your will should be lodged with your lawyer.
  4. 4[transitive] lodge somebody (+ adv./prep.) to provide someone with a place to sleep or live synonym accommodate The refugees are being lodged at an old army base.
  5. 5[intransitive] + adv./prep. (old-fashioned) to pay to live in a room in someone's house synonym board He lodged with Mrs. Brown when he arrived in the city.
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