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relegate

verb [T] uk   /ˈrel.ɪ.ɡeɪt/ us  
to put someone or something into a lower or less important rank or position: She resigned when she was relegated to a desk job. The story was relegated to the middle pages of the paper. UK If a football team is relegated, it is moved down to a lower division: If Southampton lose again they may be relegated from the Premier League to the First Division.
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