Definition of 'displace'
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There are currently 65 million displaced people across the world. Times, Sunday Times (2016)About 10,000 people have been killed in the fighting and three million have been displaced. Times, Sunday Times (2016)More than 40 million people had been displaced during the conflict. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is a poor, rural area and is already housing more than 700,000 people displaced by fighting in other regions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Earlier this month I was in northern Nigeria visiting camps for internally displaced people and villages being attacked by militia. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Two million people have been displaced by the conflict. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Tens of thousands of people have been killed and more than a million displaced by the fighting. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Gas is clearly displacing coal and new nuclear is years away. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Maybe he has displaced one but he could hardly walk and had to sit out training. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The nine million others displaced by the war are not so lucky. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The first hours after a disaster are critical in organising recovery efforts and helping displaced people. Times, Sunday Times (2011)More than a million people are displaced. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She was just one of half a million displaced people in makeshift camps. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced but little of military value was accomplished on either side. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Both sides have been accused of committing atrocities in a conflict that also displaced almost five million people. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This was not a classic case of people displaced by war activities and seeking to return to their country of origin. Refugees in the Age of Total War (1988)The result is a beguiling and wistful study of displaced people that conveys the paradoxical loneliness and richness of cosmopolitan life. Times, Sunday Times (2013)At least 1.2 million people have been displaced within the country. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Heat pumps will displace gas boilers, but that will be a slow process. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Caring for the 99 sheep ranked higher with them than reaching the lost or displaced ones. Christianity Today (2000)Her detective was also displaced by the war to England. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Today no fewer than 12 million have been displaced. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That war killed two million, displaced four million and enslaved hundreds of thousands. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There are 60 million displaced people across the world and most want work. Times, Sunday Times (2015)More than 8,000 civilians have been killed and a million displaced. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Nearly a third of the population has been displaced and 65,000 people have nowhere to return to. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Hundreds of thousands have been displaced by the war and some 40 per cent of the population is on food aid. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The one seeks to displace the impotence of the opposition onto the flaws of her character: we failed because she is wicked and unfair. After Thatcher (1989)Britain must continue to provide aid to camps in the Middle East that can serve as a first port of call for those displaced by war. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: displace VERB
If one thing displaces another, it forces the other thing out of its place, position, or role, and then occupies that place, position, or role itself.
These factories have displaced tourism as the country's largest source of foreign exchange.
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