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- (verb, noun: button): ĭ-jĕktʹ, /ɪˈdʒɛkt/, /I"dZEkt/
- (noun: psychological sense): ēʹjĕkt, /ˈiːdʒɛkt/, /"i:dZEkt/
- Rhymes: -ɛkt
Third person singular
- (transitive) To force (a person or persons) to leave.
- The man started a fight and was ejected from the bar.
- Andrew was ejected from his apartment for not paying the rent.
- (transitive) To be thrown out violently.
- In other news, a Montreal man was ejected from his car when he was involved in an accident.
- (US) (transitive) To compel (a sports player) to leave the field because of inappropriate behaviour.
- (transitive) To cause (something) to come out of a machine.
- Press that button to eject the video tape.
- (intransitive) To project oneself from an aircraft.
- The pilot lost control of the plane and had to eject.
- (intransitive) To come out of a machine.
- I can't get this cassette to eject.
- (force (a person or persons) to leave): boot out, discharge, dismiss, drive out, evict, expel, kick out, oust, throw out
- (be thrown out violently): be forced out, be hurled out, be thrown out, be projected out
- (compel (a sports player) to leave the field): send off (UK)
- (cause (something) to come out of a machine):
- (project oneself from an aircraft): bail out
- (come out of a machine): come out
eject (not used in the plural)
- A button on a machine that causes something to be ejected from the machine.
- When the tape stops, press eject.
- Eject in this sense is used without an article, and is often capitalised ("press EJECT") as it is marked on many such buttons, or enclosed in quotation marks ("press 'eject' ").
- (psychology) (by analogy with subject and object) an inferred object of someone else's consciousness
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