verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for unseat
Their first attempt to unseat the House speaker failed miserably, so why not try again?
But is it enough to unseat London as the fashion week to watch?Is New York Fashion Week Now the Cool Kid on the Block?|Liza Foreman|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Massachusetts, Baker is making his second bid for office after failing to unseat Gov. Deval Patrick in 2010.
The state GOP was desperate to unseat him in its effort to take control of the legislature.How the North Carolina GOP Made a Wrongfully Convicted Man a Death Row Scapegoat|Michael Daly|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hofstra added that the episode has only added fuel to Tea Partiers looking to unseat the senator.
A bucking bronco, it might be explained, is a steed who by nature or training uses every means in its power to unseat its rider.The Moving Picture Girls at Rocky Ranch|Laura Lee Hope
Thalcave, whom his antics could not unseat, managed his steed without difficulty.In Search of the Castaways|Jules Verne
Luckily, this time I managed to lock the rowels of my long spurs under her girth, and she could not unseat me.Short Stories of Various Types|Various
There had come a great shock and a great disgrace that had evidently conspired to unseat her reason.
So securely was she enthroned in their regard that no rude and senseless jest could ever unseat her.Prairie Folks|Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for unseat
Word Origin and History for unseat
1590s, "to throw down from a seat" (especially on horseback), from un- (2) + seat (v.). Meaning "to deprive of rank or office" is attested from 1610s; especially of elected office in a representative body from 1834. Related: Unseated; unseating.