- To deprive someone of the possession of land, especially by evicting them.
- (sports) To take possession of the ball/puck etc. (from someone).
- 2011 October 1, John Sinnott, “Aston Villa 2 - 0 Wigan”, in BBC Sport:
- It was Bannan who released Agbonlahor for his goal with a long-range curling pass after Stephen Warnock had dispossessed Mohamed Diame.