Definition of unseat
1 : to dislodge from one's seat especially on horseback
2 : to remove from a place or position; especially : to remove from political office
Examples of unseat in a Sentence
He unseated an incumbent senator.
The horse bucked and unseated its rider.
Recent Examples of unseat from the Web
In May 2016, WVUE unseated WWL as the 10 p.m. news champ after an unbroken streak of 38 years.
In Roeland Park, three former council members are vying to unseat Mayor Mike Kelly: Roger Cooper, Scott Gregory and Linda Mau.
Borgelin unseated a city commissioner who had been on the dais since 2006.
What does Kerr's situation mean for the Warriors in their quest to unseat the Cavs as NBA champs?
David Min, a law professor from the University of California, Irvine, is seeking to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters in California’s Orange County.
To match history for history, James and the Cavs pulled off an unprecedented comeback in the Finals to unseat them.
And if Amazon was able to unseat so many iconic stores in just 15 years, then Jeff Bezos knows that the same could happen to him.
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First Known Use of unseat
UNSEAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unseat for English Language Learners
: to remove (someone or something) from a position of power or authority
: to cause (someone) to fall from a seat or saddle
UNSEAT Defined for Kids
Definition of unseat for Students
1 : to remove from a position of authority The mayor was unseated in the election.
2 : to cause to fall from a seat or saddle
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