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SUPPLANT', verb transitive [Latin supplanto; sub and planta, the bottom of the foot.] To trip up the heels.

SUPPLANTed down he fell.

1. To remove or displace by stratagem; or to displace and take the place of; as, a rival supplants another in the affections of his mistress, or in the favor of his prince.

Suspecting that the courtier had supplanted the friend.

2. To overthrow; to undermine.