verb (used with object)
Origin of oust
Examples from the Web for ousting
There is relief at the ousting of Yanukovych but it is mixed with foreboding about what is to come.
But millions more sign-ups for health-care coverage and the ousting of Mitch McConnell?Obamacare, Impeachment, Iran, and More Political Predictions for 2014|Michael Tomasky|December 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But he expressed sympathy for the army's position and refused to call the ousting of Morsi a coup.Egypt's Army and Muslim Brotherhood Are Negotiating, Says Islamist Leader|Jesse Rosenfeld|October 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But he decided that the goal of ousting Morsi superseded any concerns about the army.
But in the end, Mitt Romney fell short, crushing Republican hopes of ousting an incumbent they viewed as ripe for defeat.
It would give rise to suspicions that we were trying to use the other Powers for the purpose of ousting France from Egypt.Lord Lyons: A Record of British Diplomacy, Vol. 2 of 2|Thomas Wodehouse Legh Newton
The sport is decaying, and fisticuffs (far more degrading work) are ousting it altogether.Perlycross|R. D. Blackmore
But an intrigue is already begun for ousting him from his place, and it is rather probable it will succeed.The Writings of Thomas Jefferson|Thomas Jefferson
They abused English business methods and complained that Germans were ousting Englishmen from the markets of the world.Gossamer|George A. Birmingham
She drew the shrinking girl into the kitchen and ousting the cat from a patchwork rocker pushed her gently into it.The Man of the Desert|Grace Livingston Hill
British Dictionary definitions for ousting
Word Origin for oust
Word Origin and History for ousting
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.