Discharge


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discharge (noun)
1.
a directed propelling of a missile by a firearm or artillery piece
SYNONYMS:
blasting, discharge, firing
RELATED WORDS:
potshot; barrage, blitz, blitzkrieg, bombardment, broadside, burst, cannonade, drumfire, fusillade, hail, salvo, shower, storm, volley
discharge (noun)
2.
a freeing from an obligation or responsibility
SYNONYMS:
delivery, discharge, quietus, quittance
RELATED WORDS:
dispensation, exemption, immunity, waiver
discharge (noun)
3.
the termination of the employment of an employee or a work force often temporarily
SYNONYMS:
ax ( axe), discharge, dismissal, furlough, redundancy
RELATED WORDS:
pink slip; bird [], boot, bum's rush, downsizing, firing, heave-ho, sack; closing, shutdown; shakeout, shake-up
NEAR ANTONYMS:
callback, recall, reemployment, rehire, rehiring
discharge (noun)
4.
the doing of an action
SYNONYMS:
accomplishment, achievement, discharge, enactment, execution, fulfillment ( fulfilment), implementation, performance, perpetration, prosecution, pursuance
RELATED WORDS:
dispatch, expedition; administration, direction, handling, management; application, operation, practice ( practise)
nonfulfillment, nonperformance
discharge (verb)
1.
to cause (a projectile) to be driven forward with force
SYNONYMS:
blast, discharge, fire, loose, squeeze off
RELATED WORDS:
launch, project; blaze (at), snipe (at); cast, catapult, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, lob, pelt, pitch, sling, throw, toss
discharge (verb)
2.
to empty or rid of cargo
SYNONYMS:
disburden, discharge, disencumber, off-load, unburden, unlade, unpack
RELATED WORDS:
free, lighten, relieve; clear, empty, evacuate, vacate, void
NEAR ANTONYMS:
charge, cram, fill, heap, jam, jam-pack, stuff
load, pack
discharge (verb)
3.
to give what is owed for
SYNONYMS:
ante up, balance, clear, discharge, foot, liquidate, meet, pay off, pay up, pony up, quit, recompense, settle, spring (for), stand
repudiate
discharge (verb)
4.
to set free (as from slavery or confinement)
SYNONYMS:
discharge, disenthrall ( disenthral), emancipate, enfranchise, enlarge, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, release, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetter
RELATED WORDS:
bail (out), deliver, parole, ransom, redeem, rescue, save; adrift, disembarrass, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, extricate; unshackle
NEAR ANTONYMS:
handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammel; commit, immure, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, lock (up); conquer, enslave, subdue, subjugate
bind, confine, enchain, fetter, restrain
discharge (verb)
5.
to throw or give off
SYNONYMS:
cast, discharge, emanate, evolve, exhale, expel, expire, give out, irradiate, issue, radiate, release, send (out), shoot, throw out, vent
RELATED WORDS:
eliminate, evacuate, excrete, exude, ooze, secrete; eject, erupt, gush, jet, outpour, pour, spew, spout, spray, spurt, squirt
NEAR ANTONYMS:
absorb, inhale, soak (up), sponge, suck (up), take up
discharge (verb)
6.
to cause a weapon to release a missile with great force
SYNONYMS:
blast, discharge, fire
RELATED WORDS:
blaze, pepper; plink, potshot, snipe
discharge (verb)
7.
to let go from office, service, or employment
SYNONYMS:
ax ( axe), bounce, can, cashier, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminate, turn off
RELATED WORDS:
downsize, excess, furlough, lay off, trim; boot (out), chuck (out), drum (out), kick out, throw out, unseat; separate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
keep; reemploy, rehire; contract, subcontract; recruit
employ, engage, hire, retain, sign (up on), take on
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