dislocate dislocate  /ˈdɪs loʊ keɪt/


  1. (v) move out of position
  2. (v) put out of its usual place, position, or relationship



  1. In the years between 1983 and 1986, and again, more potently, in 20012006, the neoconservatives went far to dislocate the boundaries of respectable opinion in America.
  2. The marketers say the new generation metal-on-metal hips should be longer lasting, tougher and most importantly, almost impossible to dislocate.
  3. The treatment, a jolting shot of high-powered current through the brain, causes convulsions that may dislocate the patient's jaw, break his bones, or even kill him.


  1. Cipriano Trial Continues With Testimony From ER Doctor

    Prosecutors are setting up the theory that Rose Cipriano punched Young hard enough during the attack to dislocate his jaw.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: CBS Detroit

  2. Dante's Golden Chance: Bayern Munich Defender Must Start for Brazil from Now on

    Brazil's 4-2 win over Italy was a scrappy affair in the first half, but burst into life in the second. The opening 45 minutes accumulated an astonishing 21 fouls, four yellow cards and three injury-forced substitutions. Ignazio Abate appeared to dislocate his shoulder; Riccardo Montolivo and David Luiz limped off. It's the latter in that sequence, David Luiz , that piqued the interest of many ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "They were saying it's unlikely for that bone to dislocate and most likely what you've done is fractured it," Hamm said. "I was like, 'Oh, great.'"
    on May 24, 2008 By: Paul Hamm Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "That's what we need," Cubs manager Lou Piniella said. "We'll dislocate a finger a week if it gives us a three-run homer."
    on Jul 18, 2009 By: Lou Piniella Source: MLB.com

  3. Green said: "It's something that happens in the life of a goalkeeper that you dislocate your finger every now and again. It just popped out under contact from Leon Osman. The quicker you get it back in again, the less painful it is. It was just one...
    on Apr 23, 2007 By: Robert Green Source: Premiership Latest

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