kick out

INFORMAL

Meaning: If somebody is kicked out of a place, they are forced to leave.

Synonym: expel, throw out

For example:

  • kick sb out Ali was too afraid to tell his parents that he was gay because he knew his father would kick him out.

  • be kicked out If you get drunk and make trouble, you'll be kicked out of the bar.

  • be kicked out of sth Any athletes who test positive for illegal drugs will be kicked out of the Olympic team.

Quick Quiz:

Sarah was kicked out of the exam room because she

a. needed to go to the toilet

b. finished early

c. tried to cheat

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