Meaning of “dethrone” in the English Dictionary

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"dethrone" in British English

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dethroneverb [ T ]

uk /diˈθrəʊn/ us /diˈθroʊn/

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.

(Definition of “dethrone” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)