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unseat Line breaks: un¦seat
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈsiːt/

Definition of unseat in English:


[with object]
1Cause (someone) to fall from a horse or bicycle: Rawhide unseated Kevin Bradley at the first fence
More example sentences
  • Hannah Blumenthal, 52, a freelance pony rider, was severely injured when she was unseated from a horse on Friday morning at Belmont Park.
  • Bravo, 33, was riding Maid of Sunlight, who was squeezed in tight quarters and unseated him when she fell.
  • Jockey Alejandro Marcial was taken to a hospital on Sunday after his horse, Ski Away, broke down, unseating him in the first race at Arlington Park.
1.1Remove (a government or person in authority) from power.
Example sentences
  • Opposition youth movements such as Ukraine's Pora and Serbia's Otpor have been instrumental in unseating governments in their respective countries.
  • But no one, not even Wahid, is suggesting that the military as an institution is behind any attempt to unseat the government.
  • The AL, the main opposition party, has decided to resort to street agitation to unseat the government.
depose, oust, remove from office, topple, overthrow, bring down, dislodge, discharge, dethrone, displace, supplant, usurp, overturn, dismiss, eject, evict
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