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Usurp

May 5, 2016 09:57 IST

Meaning: To take possession of by force

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The government has usurped the rights of Citizens and hence they rallied.

Pronunciation: yoo-surp, -zurp

Usage/Example: 1. Opponents argue that such an approach would usurp states' rights and create an unneeded new layer of bureaucracy. (Source: Baltimore Sun)

2. Win or lose, we do expect them to take this to the state legislature and look for a statewide bill that would usurp local control (Source: TWC News)

3. McLaren 570GT has been designed to usurp Porsche's position as the ultimate maker of practical sports cars. (Source: AutoExpress)

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