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English verb: kick downstairs

1. kick downstairs (social) assign to a lower position; reduce in rank


SamplesShe was demoted because she always speaks up.
He was broken down to Sergeant.


Synonymsbreak, bump, demote, relegate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)assign, delegate, depute, designate


Narrower (hyponym)reduce, sideline


Antonymselevate, kick upstairs, promote, upgrade, advance, raise









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