edge\ out

v
To defeat in competition or rivalry; take the place of; force out.

Harry edged out Tom for a place in Mary's affections.

Signal lights on cars have gradually edged out hand signals.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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