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Definition of disgorge verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    disgorge

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɡɔːdʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɡɔːrdʒ//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disgorge
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɡɔːdʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɡɔːrdʒ//
     
    he / she / it disgorges
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɡɔːdʒɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɡɔːrdʒɪz//
     
    past simple disgorged
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɡɔːdʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɡɔːrdʒd//
     
    past participle disgorged
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɡɔːdʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɡɔːrdʒd//
     
    -ing form disgorging
    BrE BrE//dɪsˈɡɔːdʒɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈɡɔːrdʒɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1disgorge something to pour something out in large quantities The pipe disgorges sewage into the sea.
  2. 2disgorge somebody/something if a vehicle or building disgorges people, they come out of it in large numbers The bus disgorged a crowd of noisy children.
  3. Word Origin late 15th cent.: from Old French desgorger, from des- (expressing removal) + gorge ‘throat’.
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