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"usurp" in British English

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usurpverb [ T ]

uk /juːˈzɜːp/ /juːˈsɜːp/ us /juːˈsɝːp/ /juːˈzɝːp/ formal
usurpation
noun [ U ] /ˌjuː.zɜːˈpeɪ.ʃən/ /ˌjuː.sɜːˈpeɪ.ʃən/ /ˌjuː.zɝːˈpeɪ.ʃən/ /ˌjuː.sɝːˈpeɪ.ʃən/

his unlawful usurpation of power
usurper
noun [ C ] uk /juːˈzɜː.pər/ /juːˈsɜː.pər/ us /juːˈsɝː.pɚ/ /juːˈzɝː.pɚ/

Power was seized by a brutal usurper.

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

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usurpverb [ T ]

us /jʊˈsɜrp, -ˈzɜrp/ fml

to take power or control of something by force or without the right to do so:

(Definition of “usurp” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)