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oust

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1 to drive or force out
  • She was ousted from her job after it was proven she'd been pilfering company supplies.
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give one the gate [slang], send packing

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2 to remove from a position of prominence or power (as a throne)
  • The people finally rose up and ousted the corrupt dictator.
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3 to end the occupancy or possession of
  • The squatters were forcibly ousted from the abandoned building.
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eject, expel, oust, evict mean to drive or force out. eject carries an especially strong implication of throwing or thrusting out from within as a physical action.
    • ejected an obnoxious patron from the bar
expel stresses a thrusting out or driving away especially permanently which need not be physical.
    • a student expelled from college
oust implies removal or dispossession by power of the law or by force or compulsion.
    • police ousted the squatters
evict chiefly applies to turning out of house and home.
    • evicted for nonpayment of rent


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