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"relegate" in British English

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relegateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈrel.ɪ.ɡeɪt/
to put someone or something into a ​lower or less ​importantrank or ​position: She ​resigned when she was relegated to a ​deskjob. The ​story was relegated to the ​middlepages of the ​paper. UK If a ​footballteam is relegated, it is ​moved down to a ​lowerdivision: If Southampton ​lose again they may be relegated from the Premier League to the First Division.
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(Definition of relegate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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relegateverb [T]

 us   /ˈrel·ɪˌɡeɪt/ fml
to put something or someone into a ​lower or less ​importantrank or ​position: In the past when ​African-American men ​worked as ​sailorsaboardships, they were often relegated to ​jobs as ​cooks and ​stewards.
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