Etymology 1 edit
From Middle French éjecter, from Latin ēiectus, perfect passive participle of ēiciō (“to throw out”), or from ēiectō, the frequentative form of the same verb, from ē-, combining form of ex (“out”), + iaciō (“to throw”).
- (transitive) To compel (a person or persons) to leave.
- The man started a fight and was ejected from the bar.
- Andrew was ejected from his apartment for not paying the rent.
- 2012 August 1, Peter Walker, Haroon Siddique, Eight Olympic badminton players disqualified for 'throwing games', Guardian Unlimited:
- Four pairs of women's doubles badminton players, including the Chinese top seeds, have been ejected from the Olympic tournament for trying to throw matches in an effort to secure a more favourable quarter-final draw.
- (transitive) To throw out or remove forcefully.
- In other news, a Montreal man was ejected from his car when he was involved in an accident.
- (US, transitive) To compel (a sports player) to leave the field because of inappropriate behaviour.
- (usually intransitive) To forcefully project oneself or another occupant from an aircraft (or, rarely, another type of vehicle), typically using an ejection seat or escape capsule.
- The pilot lost control of the plane and had to eject.
- As the crippled jet spiralled down, the pilot pulled the escape handle, ejecting first his rear-seater, then himself.
- (transitive) To cause (something) to come out of a machine.
- Press that button to eject the video tape.
- (intransitive) To come out of a machine.
- I can't get this cassette to eject.
- (compel (someone) to leave): boot out, discharge, dismiss, drive out, evict, expel, kick out, oust, toss, turf out; see also Thesaurus:kick out
- (throw out forcefully): throw out
- (compel (a sports player) to leave the field): kick out, send off (UK), toss
- (forcefully project (oneself or others) from an aircraft): punch out
- (cause (something) to come out of a machine): remove
- (come out of a machine): come out
- (forcefully project (oneself or others) from an aircraft): bail out
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to compel to leave
to throw out forcefully
to compel (a sports player) to leave the field
to project oneself from an aircraft
to cause to come out of a machine
to come out of a machine