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oust

verb [T]
 
 
/aʊst/
WORKPLACE to force someone to leave a job, position of power, place, etc.: Shareholders successfully agitated to oust the company's chief executive last summer. It is not the first time he has been ousted from a company.
Translations of “oust”
in Spanish desbancar, expulsar…
in French évincer…
in German verdrängen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 將…趕下臺, 罷免, 廢黜…
in Russian свергать, вытеснять…
in Turkish atmak, kovmak, defetmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 将…赶下台, 罢免, 废黜…
in Polish odsuwać (od władzy), usuwać…
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