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Mar 25, 2020
This week’s theme
Terms originating in horses

This week’s words
horse marine
chevalier
unhorse
hippocrene
horse sense

unhorse
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unhorse

PRONUNCIATION:
(uhn-HORS)

MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To dislodge from a horse.
2. To unseat from a position of power.

ETYMOLOGY:
From un- (not) + horse, from Old English hors. Earliest documented use: 1390.

USAGE:
“But unlike the 1992 campaign in which Clinton rode a US recession to unhorse George Bush, there’s no consensus on what this election is all about.”
Jack Knox; Readers Tell Us What Matters to Them in Election; Times-Colonist (Victoria, Canada); Sep 19, 2019.

See more usage examples of unhorse in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
A pedestal is as much a prison as any small space. -Gloria Steinem, activist, editor (b. 25 Mar 1934)

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