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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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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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The first known use of oust was in the 15th century

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“Oust.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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