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Overview of verb usurp

The verb usurp has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate

(seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died")

2. usurp

(take the place of; "gloom had usurped mirth at the party after the news of the terrorist act broke") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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