Definition of 'purge'
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Time has healed the scars but not yet purged the memory. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some commentators see his conviction as a party purge of leadership rivals. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It has also carried out a purge of the army. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And he has purged army officers he accused of undermining him. The Sun (2016)She remembers the moment when she understood the meaning of her bingeing and purging. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)Xi has unleashed a vicious political purge masquerading as a campaign against corruption. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Along with bingeing and purging, they became part of my routine. The Sun (2016)She meets various witnesses, from those who lost relatives in political purges to those who survived. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)CHAMPIONS view losing a final as simply a matter of ending up second best and rapidly purge the memory. Times, Sunday Times (2011)No great purging of emotions. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So I would binge and then purge. The Sun (2012)She proves this to herself with a huge binge, a purge, or more starving. Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model (1994)She may binge, purge, or starve. Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model (1994)As each area of Spain was conquered, there began a process of political and social purge. The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and RevengeAlthough bingeing and purging serve as a good excuse for avoiding life's pressures, many sufferers find that in time their sense of isolation increases. Coping with Bulimia (1987)
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British English: purge VERB
To purge an organization of its unacceptable members means to remove them from it. You can also talk about purging people from an organization.
The leadership voted to purge the party of 'hostile and anti-party elements'.
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