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Definition of banish verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    banish

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈbænɪʃ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they banish
     
    he / she / it banishes
     
    past simple banished
     
    -ing form banishing
     
     
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  1. 1[usually passive] banish somebody (from…) (to…) to order someone to leave a place, especially a country, as a punishment synonym exile He was banished to Australia, where he died five years later. The children were banished from the dining room.
  2. 2banish somebody/something (from something) to make someone or something go away; to get rid of someone or something The sight of food banished all other thoughts from my mind.
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