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English verb: oust

1. oust (social) remove from a position or office

SamplesThe chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds.

Synonymsboot out, drum out, expel, kick out, throw out

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

Broader (hypernym)remove

Narrower (hyponym)depose, excommunicate, force out

2. oust (social) remove and replace

SamplesThe word processor has ousted the typewriter.

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

Broader (hypernym)replace, supercede, supersede, supervene upon, supplant

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