unhorse

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unhorse (third-person singular simple present unhorses, present participle unhorsing, simple past and past participle unhorsed)

  1. To forcibly remove from a horse.
    The knight was unhorsed when his opponent's lance struck his shield.
  2. (by extension) To disrupt or unseat; to remove from a position.
    The incumbent governor was unhorsed by the scandal that broke during his reelection campaign.

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