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usher

2 verb
     
usher2 [transitive always + adverb/preposition]
to help someone to get from one place to another, especially by showing them the way
usher somebody into/to something
He ushered her into the room.
usher somebody in
She stood back and ushered him in.

usher in ↔ something

phrasal verb
to cause something new to start, or to be at the start of something new:
The discovery of oil ushered in an era of employment and prosperity.

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