dislocate

dislocate
/dis"loh kayt', dis loh"kayt/, v., dislocated, dislocating n.
v.t.
1. to put out of place; put out of proper relative position; displace: The glacier dislocated great stones. The earthquake dislocated several buildings.
2. to put out of joint or out of position, as a limb or an organ.
3. to throw out of order; upset; disorder: Frequent strikes dislocated the economy.
n.
4. Gymnastics. a maneuver on the rings in which a gymnast in an inverted pike position turns over to swing down while pushing the arms out and turning them so that the palms are facing out when the body turns over.
[1595-1605; < ML dislocatus (ptp. of dislocare), equiv. to L dis- DIS-1 + locatus placed; see LOCATE]

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  • Dislocate — Dis lo*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dislocated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dislocating}.] [LL. dislocatus, p. p. of dislocare; dis + locare to place, fr. locus place. See {Locus}.] To displace; to put out of its proper place. Especially, of a bone: To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dislocate — c.1600, from earlier adj. or pp. dislocate out of joint (c.1400), from M.L. dislocatus, pp. of dislocare put out of place, from L. dis away (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + locare to place (see LOCATE (Cf. locate)). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • Dislocate — Dis lo*cate, a. [LL. dislocatus, p. p.] Dislocated. Montgomery. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dislocate — I verb agitate, cast out, complicate, confound, confuse, derail, derange, disarrange, disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dislodge, disorder, disorganize, disorient, displace, disturb, disunite, eject, evacuate, evict, expel, luxate, mislay, misplace …   Law dictionary

  • dislocate — [v] displace break, disarticulate, disconnect, disengage, disjoint, disorder, disrupt, disturb, disunite, divide, jumble, misplace, mix up, move, put out of joint, remove, rummage, separate, shift, transfer, unhinge, upset; concepts 135,147 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • dislocate — ► VERB 1) displace (a bone) from its proper position in a joint. 2) put out of order; disrupt …   English terms dictionary

  • dislocate — [dis′lō kāt΄] vt. dislocated, dislocating [< ML dislocatus, pp. of dislocare: see DIS & LOCATE] 1. to put out of place; specif., to displace (a bone) from its proper position at a joint 2. to upset the order of; disarrange; disrupt …   English World dictionary

  • dislocate — [[t]dɪ̱sləkeɪt[/t]] dislocates, dislocating, dislocated 1) VERB If you dislocate a bone or joint in your body, or someone else s body, it moves out of its proper position in relation to other bones, usually in an accident. [V n] Harrison… …   English dictionary

  • dislocate — UK [ˈdɪsləkeɪt] / US [ˈdɪsləˌkeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms dislocate : present tense I/you/we/they dislocate he/she/it dislocates present participle dislocating past tense dislocated past participle dislocated 1) to do something that forces… …   English dictionary

  • dislocate — verb Dislocate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑arm, ↑elbow, ↑finger, ↑hip, ↑jaw, ↑joint, ↑wrist …   Collocations dictionary

  • dislocate — transitive verb Etymology: Medieval Latin dislocatus, past participle of dislocare, from Latin dis + locare to locate Date: 1601 1. to put out of place; specifically to displace (a bone) from normal connections with another bone 2. to force a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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