to expel or remove from a place or position occupied: The bouncer ousted the drunk;to oust the prime minister in the next election.
Law. to eject or evict; dispossess.
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How to use oust in a sentence
Umbridge discovers the group, ousts Dumbledore, and is appointed the new headmaster.
A blend of prince and cowherd, Krishna ousts from poetry the courtly lovers who previously had seemed the acme of romance.The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry | W. G. Archer
The earlier part of the book is better than the later, where the propagandist ousts the chronicler.
Foreign competition is ousting you from your markets as the marten ousts the squirrel from her nest.The Life of a Celebrated Buccaneer | Richard Clynton
It is that which assuages the grief of a soldier for a dead comrade, or soon ousts it altogether from his mind.The Irish on the Somme | Michael MacDonagh
It takes backbone if the minister ousts the liberal paying hypocrite who is helping to kill the church with his pocketbook.Treading the Narrow Way | R. E. Barrett
British Dictionary definitions for oust
to force out of a position or place; supplant or expel
property law to deprive (a person) of the possession of land
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