Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb kick_downstairs

1 sense of kick downstairs

Sense 1
demote, bump, relegate, break, kick downstairs -- (assign to a lower position; reduce in rank; "She was demoted because she always speaks up"; "He was broken down to Sergeant")
       => delegate, designate, depute, assign -- (give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person))

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