oust oust  /ˈaʊst/


  1. (v) remove from a position or office
  2. (v) remove and replace

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  1. And they seek to oust Liberal preachers who interpret the scriptures in the light of modern thought.
  2. Germany's Christian Democrats look set to oust the ruling Social Democrats if challenger Angela Merkel avoids missteps and keeps her party in line.
  3. The women have spearheaded an aggressive revitalization project, rezoning to oust adult entertainment, landscaping the town's main thoroughfares and wooing new businesses.


  1. Evenly matched Bruins, Blackhawks collide in Stanley Cup Finals

    Based on the regular season, the Chicago Blackhawks are favored to oust the surging Boston Bruins and win their second Stanley Cup in the last four years.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. Reinstated mayor reclaims seat in Ellisville

    City effort to oust him continues.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  3. Bombs hit Syrian capital, at least 14 killed

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Two suicide bombers targeted a police station Tuesday in Damascus, activists said, killing at least 14 people and showing the ability of insurgents to strike in the heart of the capital after rebels fighting to oust the regime suffered major battlefield setbacks elsewhere in the country.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "This decision proves the imposed siege failed to oust Hamas from power and did not achieve its objectives, but brought devastating damage to the legitimate Palestinian economy," said 34-year-old Yaser Abdel Baki, owner of a food shop in Gaza City.
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Yasser Arafat Source: The Associated Press

  2. "I just can't believe in the middle of the night we would oust our leader," Maldonado said. "I didn't support Dave Cogdill for leader, but I didn't vote to vote him out today. It's the wrong time to make a change in the process."
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Abel Maldonado Source: FOXNews

  3. "Joe obviously has his opinions on it," Pavano told reporters. "I didn't come in here nervous that my teammates are going to oust me or give me the cold shoulder. I know that definitely there's respect to be earned. Other things that were...
    on Feb 15, 2007 By: Carl Pavano Source: Forbes

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