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"oust" in British English

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oustverb [T]

uk   us   /aʊst/
to ​force someone to ​leave a ​position of ​power, ​job, ​place, or ​competition: The ​president was ousted (from ​power) in a ​militarycoup in ​January 1987. Police are ​trying to oust ​drugdealers from the ​city . Last year's NCAA ​winners have been ousted from the ​tournament.

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

"oust" in American English

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oustverb [T]

 us   /ɑʊst/
to ​force someone out of a ​job or ​position: The ​schoolboardvoted to oust the ​schoolsuperintendent.
ouster
noun [U]  us   /ˈɑʊ·stər/
She ​publicly called for his ouster as ​chairman.
(Definition of oust from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"oust" in Business English

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oustverb [T]

uk   us   /aʊst/
WORKPLACE to ​force someone to ​leave a ​job, ​position of ​power, ​place, etc.: Shareholders successfully agitated to oust the company's ​chiefexecutive last summer. It is not the first ​time he has been ousted from a ​company.
(Definition of oust from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “oust”
in Spanish desbancar, expulsar…
in Vietnamese hất cẳng…
in Malaysian menggulingkan…
in Thai ขับไล่…
in French évincer…
in German verdrängen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 将…赶下台, 罢免, 废黜…
in Turkish atmak, kovmak, defetmek…
in Russian свергать, вытеснять…
in Indonesian mengusir, menggulingkan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 將…趕下臺, 罷免, 廢黜…
in Polish odsuwać (od władzy), usuwać…
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