oust

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From Anglo-Norman ouster, oustier, from Old French oster ( > modern ôter), from post-classical Latin obstare (to remove), classical obstāre (to obstruct, stand in the way of).

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oust (third-person singular simple present ousts, present participle ousting, simple past and past participle ousted)

  1. To expel; to remove.
    The protesters became so noisy that they were finally ousted from the meeting.

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