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verb [transitive] formal usurp pronunciation in American English /juˈzɜrp/
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present tense
present participleusurping
past tenseusurped
past participleusurped
  1. to take a job or position that belongs to someone else without having the right to do this

    Ingham resented anyone who might try to usurp his authority.

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