verb (used with object)
to expel or remove from a place or position occupied:
The bouncer ousted the drunk; to oust the prime minister in the next election.
Law. to eject or evict; dispossess.
to force out of a position or place; supplant or expel
(property law) to deprive (a person) of the possession of land
early 15c., from Anglo-French oster (late 13c.), Old French oster “remove, take away, take off; evict, dispel; liberate, release” (Modern French ôter), from Latin obstare “stand before, be opposite, stand opposite to, block,” in Vulgar Latin, “hinder,” from ob “against” (see ob-) + stare “to stand,” from PIE root *sta- “to stand” (see stet). Related: Ousted; ousting.
preposition See outta adverb phrase Out of •Eye dialect: We’re outta here
[out-akt] /ˌaʊtˈækt/ verb (used with object) 1. to outdo in .
[ou-tij] /ˈaʊ tɪdʒ/ noun 1. an interruption or failure in the supply of power, especially electricity. 2. the period during which power is lost: a two-hour outage on the East Coast. 3. a stoppage in the functioning of a machine or mechanism due to a failure in the supply of power or electricity. 4. the […]
[out-n-out, -nd-out] /ˈaʊt nˈaʊt, -ndˈaʊt/ adjective 1. complete; total; thoroughgoing: an out-and-out lie. adjective 1. (prenominal) thoroughgoing; complete adjective Thorough; complete: an out-and-out idiot [1813+; as an adverb, found by 1325]