transitive verb Date: 14th century to dislodge from or as if from a horse

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  • Unhorse — Un*horse , v. t. [1st pref. un + horse.] To throw from a horse; to cause to dismount; also, to take a horse or horses from; as, to unhorse a rider; to unhorse a carriage. Cowper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unhorse — late 14c., to throw (someone) from his horse, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + verbal derivative of HORSE (Cf. horse). Cf. M.Du. ontorsen …   Etymology dictionary

  • unhorse — ► VERB ▪ drag or cause to fall from a horse …   English terms dictionary

  • unhorse — [unhôrs′] vt. unhorsed, unhorsing 1. to throw (a rider) from a horse 2. to overthrow; upset …   English World dictionary

  • unhorse — /un hawrs /, v.t., unhorsed, unhorsing. 1. to cause to fall from a horse, as in battle; dislodge from the saddle: Sir Gawain unhorsed the strange knight. 2. to defeat; overcome; dislodge, as from a position or office: His vigorous campaign… …   Universalium

  • unhorse — verb a) To forcibly remove from a horse. The knight was unhorsed when his opponents lance struck his shield. b) To disrupt or unseat; to remove from a position …   Wiktionary

  • unhorse — Synonyms and related words: alight, buck off, climb down, depose, deracinate, dislodge, dismount, get down, get off, land, light, overset, overturn, perch, pitch, root out, root up, settle, throw off, topple, touch down, tumble, unplace, unsaddle …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unhorse — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. overthrow, upset. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To bring about the downfall of: bring down, overthrow, overturn, subvert, topple, tumble. See HELP …   English dictionary for students

  • unhorse — v. cause to fall from a horse; unseat …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unhorse — verb drag or cause to fall from a horse …   English new terms dictionary

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