nudge out

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nudge out (third-person singular simple present nudges out, present participle nudging out, simple past and past participle nudged out)

  1. To expel, knock out by a small margin.
    • 2011 January 18, David Dulin, “Cardiff 0 - 2 Stoke”, in BBC[1]:
      But the protests were in vain as the Championship high-fliers - and 2008 FA Cup finalists - battled valiantly but were nudged out by a Premier League side in a match that failed to spark into life.