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Definition of "oust" []

  • To eject from a position or place; force out: "the American Revolution, which ousted the English” ( Virginia S. Eifert). (verb-transitive)
  • To take the place of, especially by force; supplant. See Synonyms at eject. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "oust" in a sentence
  • "Secondly, there was no huge part played by any U.S. congressman to "oust" the Shah – rather they protected the corrupt leader after his fall."
  • "And if he has he should then explain explicitly (instead of implicitly as in this piece) if he truly believes that the United States could "oust" the Iranian regime "in weeks.""
  • "I believe you are incorrect about people's desires to "oust" anyone from the neighborhood."