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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; Take the place of.

Usage examples (34)
  • There were a couple of attempts to usurp the young king.
  • But she used the magic word usurp, which is always big ...
  • I wondered who the skinny Black guy was trying to 'usurp' my candidate's position, then I heard him speak.
  • So they clearly know in the Obama campaign that he's been able to kind of usurp that mantle and bring change and the maverick thing. for more
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