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downthrow

[doun-throh] /ˈdaʊnˌθroʊ/
noun
1.
a throwing down or being thrown down; overthrow.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; noun use of verb phrase throw down
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  • These faults also permit the downthrow of the northern block.
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downthrow

/ˈdaʊnˌθrəʊ/
noun
1.
the state of throwing down or being thrown down
2.
(geology) the sinking of rocks on one side of a fault plane
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