dislocate

[ dis-loh-keyt, dis-loh-keyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF dislocate

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISLOCATE

The latter did so with a vigor that threatened to dislocate the armor itself.

Behold him then, rubbing and rubbing, in a way to dislocate the muscles of his arm and shoulder.

"I can play the violin, and I can dislocate," said Mattia breathlessly.

As if he'd dislocate his jaw, His relatives all hasten where He waits them with a crafty air.

"If I could lay my hands on him, I'd dislocate him," said K, snapping his eyes.

That one fellow will dislocate his neck, if he doesnt look out.

His feet were placed in the stocks, which were distended, so as to dislocate his legs.

He doesn't care; you may sleep, or dislocate your jaws, as you please.

He would contort your muscles and dislocate your bones like any osteopath.

"A man's been known to dislocate his jaw, yawning like that," said Calhoun detachedly.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from earlier adjective or past participle dislocate "out of joint" (c.1400), from Medieval Latin dislocatus, past participle of dislocare "put out of place," from Latin dis- "away" (see dis-) + locare "to place" (see locate). Related: Dislocated; dislocating.

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