to dislodge from a seat, especially to throw from a saddle, as a rider; unhorse.
to remove from political office by an elective process, by force, or by legal action: The corrupt mayor was finally unseated.
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How to use unseat in a sentence
That covers just a handful of Republicans, most of whom unseated Democrats in 2020, all of whom were in expensive races.The Trailer: How Democrats plan to fight domestic terror | David Weigel | January 14, 2021 | Washington Post
Signal, once a niche messaging service for the privacy-minded, is currently the most downloaded app in the United States, unseating perennially popular social media and gaming apps.What is Signal, and why is everybody downloading it right now? | Rani Molla | January 12, 2021 | Vox
In the process, Musk unseated rival Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon who held the world’s richest person position since 2017.
From 1986 to this year’s election — a period that covered hundreds of judges’ races — only nine outside challengers have unseated incumbent, appointed judges, according to Maryland’s Administrative Office of the Courts.Four outside challengers secure rare wins in Maryland judicial races | Dan Morse | November 22, 2020 | Washington Post
Which means Ossoff and Warnock will get another chance to unseat these two Senate Republicans in a little under two months.What are the odds of Democratic wins in the Georgia runoffs? | Amber Phillips | November 6, 2020 | Washington Post
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hofstra added that the episode has only added fuel to Tea Partiers looking to unseat the senator.
My two big toes placed simultaneously over both his optics caused a halt so abrupt as almost to unseat me.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont | Louis de Rougemont
In response he first plunged violently, then kicked, then reared, finally slewing round so quickly as nearly to unseat me.A Frontier Mystery | Bertram Mitford
The winged horse snorted, and shook with anger, and tried to unseat his rider by every258 trick known to equine ingenuity.Stories of Old Greece and Rome | Emilie Kip Baker
Roger's fat horse no longer tried to unseat its rider or its pack, but seemed to be the most downhearted of the train.Death Valley in '49 | William Lewis Manly
To give Tom, Dick and Harry the power to unseat these monarchs at will is said to be dangerously socialistic; and possibly it is.A Librarian's Open Shelf | Arthur E. Bostwick
British Dictionary definitions for unseat
to throw or displace from a seat, saddle, etc
to depose from office or position
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