Raila Odinga dismissed Kenyatta's claims that he is trying to overthrow the government.
But the overthrow of the dictator has made Tunisian women less free.
The Saudis hope the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad will deal a body blow to Iran and Hezbollah.
early 14c., "to knock down," from over- + throw (v.). Figurative sense of "to cast down from power, defeat" is attested from late 14c. Related: Overthrown; overthrowing. Earlier in same senses was overwerpen "to overturn (something), overthrow; destroy," from Old English oferweorpan (see warp (v.)).