Definition of oust
- The rebels ousted the dictator from power.
- must be careful that quantity does not oust quality
- —R. V. Williams
The rebels ousted the dictator from power.
Large national banks are ousting local banks in many communities.
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: to cause or force (someone or something) to leave a position of power, a competition, etc.
: to take the place of (someone or something)
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