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overthrow

[v. oh-ver-throh; n. oh-ver-throh]
verb (used with object), overthrew, overthrown, overthrowing.
1.
to depose, as from a position of power; overcome, defeat, or vanquish: to overthrow a tyrant.
2.
to put an end to by force, as a government or institution.
3.
to throw or knock down; overturn; topple: The heavy winds overthrew numerous telephone poles and trees.
4.
to knock down and demolish.
5.
to throw (something) too far.
6.
Baseball. (of a pitcher) to throw too hard, often affecting control or straining the arm.
7.
Archaic. to destroy the sound condition of (the mind).
verb (used without object), overthrew, overthrown, overthrowing.
8.
to throw too far: If I hadn't overthrown, it would have been a sure putout.
noun
9.
the act of overthrowing; state or condition of being overthrown.
10.
deposition from power.
11.
defeat; destruction; ruin.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see over-, throw

overthrower, noun
preoverthrow, noun
preoverthrow, verb (used with object), preoverthrew, preoverthrown, preoverthrowing.
unoverthrown, adjective


1. conquer, overpower. 4. destroy, raze, level. 11. fall.
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overthrow
 
vb , -throws, -throwing, -threw, -thrown
1.  (tr) to effect the downfall or destruction of (a ruler, institution, etc), esp by force
2.  (tr) to throw or turn over
3.  (tr) to throw (something, esp a ball) too far
 
n
4.  an act of overthrowing
5.  downfall; destruction
6.  cricket
 a.  a ball thrown back too far by a fielder
 b.  a run scored because of this

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overthrow
early 14c., "to knock down," from over + throw (q.v.). Figurative sense of "to cast down from power, defeat" is attested from late 14c.
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