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English definition of “dethrone”

dethrone

verb [T]     /diˈθrəʊn/ US  /-ˈθroʊn/
to remove a king or queen from their position of powerRoyalty, aristocracy and titles 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.Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated
(Definition of dethrone verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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