to seize a position or power without authorityDid she usurp his place in his mother's heart?
Troops have seized the airport and radio stations.
If there is no president, power will be assumed by extremist forces.
She took the bike by the handles before it swerved into the ditch.
Several other newspapers have appropriated the idea.
He has been trying to wrest control from the central government.
The soldiers commandeered vehicles in the capital.
He arrogated the privilege to himself alone.
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in the sense of appropriate
to take for one's own use without permissionSeveral other newspapers have appropriated the idea.
in the sense of arrogate
to claim or seize without justificationHe arrogated the privilege to himself alone.
usurp 的词库—— 柯林斯 英语词库
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