evacuate :

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i vak yuh ayt

  • v  move out of an unsafe location into safety
    After the earthquake, residents were evacuated
  • v  empty completely
    evacuate the bottle
  • v  move people from their homes or country
  • v  create a vacuum in (a bulb, flask, reaction vessel)
  • v  excrete or discharge from the body

  • Only a week after Hurricane Gustav forced nearly two million Louisianans to evacuate, many who fled aren't bothering to unpack as they grapple with the prospect of a powerful new .
  • Officials are still negotiating with Amtrak for trains to evacuate the disabled and those too sick to be crowded onto buses.
  • Another legislator, Yuri Shcherbak, notes that the decision to evacuate residents of the town of Chernobyl, which is just 14 km (9 miles) from the plant, was not made until May 2 .
News & Articles


  • Thad W Allen in Financial Times
    The safety of life is number one priority [and] we would move well in advance of the storm to evacuate personnel,Adm Allen said. "That would require us at some point to move our vessels of opportunity off the water."
  • President Bush in The Gazette (Montreal)
    I know there are people concerned about their lives. Some people didn't evacuate when asked. I've been briefed on the rescue teams there in the area,Bush said.
  • Mark Loretta in Houston Chronicle
    The first thing we heard was the Cubs wanted us to fly to Milwaukee to play,said Astros infielder Mark Loretta, one of only two National League player representatives. "We didn't think that was a very good idea to try to evacuate our...

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