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Definition of "unhorse" [un•horse]

  • To cause to fall from a horse. (verb-transitive)
  • To overthrow or dislodge; upset. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unhorse" in a sentence
  • "Doubtless you include yourself among that numerous tribe of Texas titans who can "unhorse" me as easily as turning a hen over; and having accorded you unlimited space in which to acquire momentum, I would certainly dread the shock were I cursed with an atom of polemical pride."
  • "Scarcely did I catch her words, for a man sprang in, seizing my bridle-rein and leg and struggling to unhorse me."
  • "In response, the New Deal attempted to unhorse those President Franklin Roosevelt termed “economic royalists,” who were growing rich off “other people’s money” while the country suffered its worst trauma since the Civil War. “The Street” trembled."