Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To remove from a seat, especially from a saddle.
  • transitive verb To dislodge from a location or position, especially to remove from office.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To remove from a seat or base: as, to unseat a boiler; to unseat a valve.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To throw from one's seat; to deprive of a seat.
  • transitive verb Specifically, to deprive of the right to sit in a legislative body, as for fraud in election.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To throw from one's seat; to deprive of a seat.
  • verb Specifically, to deprive of the right to sit in a legislative body, as for fraud in election.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb remove from political office
  • verb dislodge from one's seat, as from a horse

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Examples

  • Other freshman classes have exerted a much more profound immediate influence, though in fairness some of the guys this year were shackled by the presence of more experienced players ahead of them who would have been difficult to unseat from the lineup.

    Top newcomer? John Wall runs away from a talented field

  • Looking for a sequel for an author isn't really logical but is some marketing person going to claim their next big author is going "unseat" some established author?

    Successors « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

  • House of Representatives was to vote on a resolution to "unseat" the Mississippi delegation.

    Jewish Women in Civil Rights - Jan Goodman - Interview

  • I think the point of Afghanistan was to get Osama and destabalize al Qaeda and you think the point was to "unseat" the Taliban, and you think I'm the idiot?

    Matthew Yglesias

  • Because we were trying to unseat an incumbent president, and because I was so offended by the direction Reagan was leading the nation, the speech also had to develop a specific critique of his presidency: His budget deficits were leaving a huge debt for our children.

    The Good Fight

  • Because we were trying to unseat an incumbent president, and because I was so offended by the direction Reagan was leading the nation, the speech also had to develop a specific critique of his presidency: His budget deficits were leaving a huge debt for our children.

    The Good Fight

  • Because we were trying to unseat an incumbent president, and because I was so offended by the direction Reagan was leading the nation, the speech also had to develop a specific critique of his presidency: His budget deficits were leaving a huge debt for our children.

    The Good Fight

  • Now let's hope that the Lib Dems in Oldham East can pull their fingers out and finally unseat Mr Woolas next time because in my opinion, if there is any new Labour MP who deserves to lose his seat, it's Mr Woolas.

    Phil Woolas - New Labour Toady gets does of his own medicine

  • Now let's hope that the Lib Dems in Oldham East can pull their fingers out and finally unseat Mr Woolas next time because in my opinion, if there is any new Labour MP who deserves to lose his seat, it's Mr Woolas.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Meanwhile, on the campus of the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Natalie Ginty is heading up a political ground game urging fellow students to join the effort to unseat President Obama in 2012.

    Michael J. Hunt: 'Mom, Dad: I'm Undecided'

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