Definitions for oustaʊst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oustaʊst(v.t.)

  1. to expel or remove from a place or position occupied.

Origin of oust:

1375–1425; late ME < AF ouster to remove, OF oster < L obstāre to stand in the way, oppose

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oust, throw out, drum out, boot out, kick out, expel(verb)

    remove from a position or office

    "The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds"

  2. oust(verb)

    remove and replace

    "The word processor has ousted the typewriter"

Wiktionary

  1. oust(Verb)

    To expel; to remove.

    The protesters became so noisy that they were finally ousted from the meeting.

  2. Origin: From ouster, oustier, from oster ( > modern ôter), from post-classical obstare, classical obstare.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

oust(verb)

to force out (and take the place of)

They ousted him as leader of the party.

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