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dethrone

verb [T] uk   /diˈθrəʊn/  us   /-ˈθroʊn/
to remove a king or queen from their position of power to beat someone who is the best at something, especially a sport, and become the best yourself: The world champion was dethroned by a young Swedish challenger.
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