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to move a bone out of its normal position in a joint, usually in an accident:
I dislocated my shoulder playing football.
to spoil the way in which a plan, system, or service is arranged, so that it cannot work normally [= disrupt]:
Communications were temporarily dislocated by the bad weather.
a dislocated elbow
—dislocation noun [uncountable and countable]
a period of economic dislocation