AskDefine | Define unhorse

Dictionary Definition

unhorse v : get off (a horse) [syn: dismount, light, get off, get down]

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English

Verb

  1. To forcibly remove from a horse.
    The knight was unhorsed when his opponent's lance struck his shield.
  2. In the context of "by extension": To disrupt or unseat; to remove from a position.
    The incumbent governor was unhorsed by the scandal that broke during his reelection campaign.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

alight, buck off, climb down, depose, deracinate, dislodge, dismount, get down, get off, land, light, overset, overturn, perch, pitch, root out, root up, settle, throw off, topple, touch down, tumble, unplace, unsaddle, unseat, uproot
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