verb (used with object)
- out and about,
- out and away,
- out at the elbows
Origin of oust
Examples from the Web for oust
The broader goal was to oust Saddam in order to build a beautiful democracy in the Middle East and thereby transform the region.
In 1992 Dostum “defected” to the side of the mujahedin and joined in the battle to take Kabul and oust Najibullah.The Warlord Who Defines Afghanistan: An Excerpt From Bruce Riedel’s ’What We Won’|Bruce Riedel|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just two weeks ago, Prayuth felt compelled to deny that senior figures in the country had pressured him to oust the government.
Grimes has said she will need to raise $26 million to $30 million to oust McConnell, a priority for Democratic donors nationwide.New Super PACs Brace for Mitch McConnell’s Brutal Campaign|Peter H. Stone|August 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mike Giglio talks to the 28-year-old leading the campaign to oust Morsi—and to critics of its embrace of the military.Mahmoud Badr Is the Young Face of the Anti-Morsi Movement|Mike Giglio|July 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Many had tried to oust her from this enviable position but without success.Ptomaine Street|Carolyn Wells
From this moment it became very difficult for the captain to oust the adventurer.A Romance of the West Indies|Eugne Sue
Then Merry had suddenly appeared on the scene and seemed to oust the new man before the latter had a show to prove his capability.Frank Merriwell's Return to Yale|Burt L. Standish
It was attempting to oust from employment all other building trades in order to carry a trivial point for its own benefit.30,000 Locked Out.|James C. Beeks
Rules had been laid down restricting the artist to an extent that threatened to oust nature altogether from painting.Art in England|Dutton Cook
Word Origin for oust
early 15c., from Anglo-French oster (late 13c.), Old French oster "remove, take away, take off; evict, dispel; liberate, release" (Modern French ôter), from Latin obstare "stand before, be opposite, stand opposite to, block," in Vulgar Latin, "hinder," from ob "against" (see ob-) + stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Related: Ousted; ousting.