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English definition of “oust”

oust

verb [T]     /aʊst/
to force someone to leave a position of power, job, place, or competition: The president was ousted (from power) in a military coup in January 1987. Police are trying to oust drug dealers from the city centre. The champions were defeated by Arsenal and ousted from the League Cup.Firing staff and being fired
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