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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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