evacuate verb definition in Terrorism topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

evacuate

 verb: Terrorism topic
1 [transitive] to move people from a place of danger to a safer place evacuate something Police evacuated nearby buildings. evacuate somebody (from…) (to…) Children were evacuated from London to escape the bombing. Families were evacuated to safer parts of the city.2 [transitive, intransitive] evacuate (something) to move out of a place because of danger, and leave the place empty Employees were urged to evacuate their offices immediately. Locals were told to evacuate.

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