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At least two heads who claim they were ousted from their jobs are taking legal action. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His idealism runs full pelt into entrenched interests and ends with mysterious forces ousting him. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The heads of the army, navy and air force were also ousted from their posts. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Spanish troops were deployed to oust Moroccan forces. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was sparked by the dictator in nearby Tunisia being dramatically ousted by people power. The Sun (2011)But the area has seen a massive increase in violence in recent months as insurgents battle to oust British forces early. The Sun (2007)Martial law was imposed when the government was ousted in a bloodless coup after months of political turmoil in the capital Bangkok. The Sun (2014)The uprising against him followed Tunisia's leader being dramatically ousted by people power. The Sun (2011) The ousted President has not been seen since he left Kiev last week. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If the rebels succeed in ousting regime forces, they could open up the southern approach to Damascus. Times, Sunday Times (2015)None, at least today, is acting as if he can win power by ousting the others through force. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Cabinet ministers will be forced to oust MPs from their own parties to save their careers under plans to redraw the political map of Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Compared with that tragedy anything else, including the possibly of being ousted from a job you have longed for all your life, is relatively easy to bear. The Sun (2009)
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British English: oust VERB
If someone is ousted from a position of power, job, or place, they are forced to leave it.
The leaders have been ousted from power.
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