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English verb: kick upstairs

1. kick upstairs (social) give a promotion to or assign to a higher position


SamplesJohn was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired.
Women tend not to advance in the major law firms.
I got promoted after many years of hard work.


Synonymsadvance, elevate, promote, raise, upgrade


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)assign, delegate, depute, designate


Narrower (hyponym)brevet, bring up, ennoble, entitle, favor, favour, gentle, prefer, spot promote, tenure


Antonymsdemote, kick downstairs, relegate, bump, break









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