vacate-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: leave or give up a job, post, or tenancy

Algerian gunmen vacated the flow station yesterday morning, releasing close
to 40 Agip staff, soldiers and naval personnel.
He vacated the office of sheriff in 1999.
In 2003 he vacated the British Super Middlweight title.

VerbNet: escape-51.1-1,resign-10.11
FrameNet: Quitting_a_place,Departing
PropBank: vacate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: annul, make legally void

SciMed Life Systems Inc. said a federal appeals court vacated an earlier
summary judgment in its favor.
The judge vacated the sentence.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: vacate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3