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tr.v. de·fen·es·trat·ed, de·fen·es·trat·ing, de·fen·es·trates
To throw out of a window.

[Back-formation from defenestration.]


1. (tr) to throw (a person or a thing) out of a window
2. (Computer Science) (intr) computing to stop using the Windows operating system
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Verb1.defenestrate - throw through or out of the window; "The rebels stormed the palace and defenestrated the President"
throw - propel through the air; "throw a frisbee"
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To defenestrate Churchill would murder the party in the eyes of the electorate.
To "defenestrate" is to throw something or someone out of what?
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In this context managers constantly forced enterprises to defenestrate anything that proved less efficient, that is, less efficient in terms of shareholder value or ROE--allegedly an indication as to which enterprises were using their equity capital most efficiently.
I decided the remaining lickspittles will vamoose, start caterwauling with those pettifogging over the deal, accuse Mrs May of betrumping them then defenestrate her.
Author Hilary Mantel, an ex- and anti-Catholic ("the Catholic Church is not an institution for respectable people''), has set out to rehabilitate Cromwell and defenestrate More, most especially the More of Robert Bolt's beautiful and hagiographic ''A Man for All Seasons.''
You carry on too long till your colleagues defenestrate you (as happened to both Thatcher and Blair).
"I think the effort to defenestrate me is politically driven, which is not to say that the government is behind it," he said.
Her best friends, Ana and Brandon, jump in the car and immediately defenestrate Emily's careful schedule with tardiness and bickering.