What does overthrow mean?

Definitions for overthrowˌoʊ vərˈθroʊ; ˈoʊ vərˌθroʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overthrow(noun)

    the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)

  2. upset, derangement, overthrow(verb)

    the act of disturbing the mind or body

    "his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset"; "she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living"

  3. overthrow, subvert, overturn, bring down(verb)

    cause the downfall of; of rulers

    "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"

  4. overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverse(verb)

    rule against

    "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"

GCIDE

  1. Overthrow(v. t.)

    (Baseball) To throw (a baseball) beyond; to throw too high and too far; to overshoot; as, the shortstop overthrew the first baseman.

  2. Overthrow(v. t.)

    To cause to fall or to fail; to subvert; to defeat; to make a ruin of; to destroy; as, to overthrow a government.

Wiktionary

  1. overthrow(Noun)

    A throw that goes too far.

    He overthrew first base, for an error.

  2. overthrow(Noun)

    A run scored by the batting side when a fielder throws the ball back to the infield, whence it continues to the opposite outfield.

  3. overthrow(Verb)

    To throw (something) so that it goes too far.

Freebase

  1. Overthrow

    Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change is a book published in 2006 by award-winning New York Times foreign correspondent and author Stephen Kinzer about the United States's involvement in the overthrow of foreign governments from the late 19th century to the present. His examples include mini-histories of the U.S.-sponsored or encouraged overthrow in Hawaii, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines and the Central Intelligence Agency backed coups d'état in Nicaragua, Honduras, Iran, Guatemala, South Vietnam, Chile, Grenada, Panama, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Some examples used in the book refer to American support for local rebels against the existing national governments that lead to a change in power. For example, in 1898, the United States helped overthrow the government of Cuba by supporting local rebels who were already fighting their government. In other circumstances, such as in Iran, Guatemala and Chile, the United States initiated, planned and orchestrated the regime change.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overthrow

    ō-vėr-thrō′, v.t. to throw down: to upset: to bring to an end: to demolish: to defeat utterly.—ns. O′verthrow, act of overthrowing or state of being overthrown: ruin: defeat: a throwing of a ball beyond the player; O′verthrower.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overthrow in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overthrow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Benjamin Franklin:

    Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.

  2. Dimitrios Papadimoulis:

    What is at play here is an attempt to humiliate Greece and Greeks, or to overthrow the Tsipras government.

  3. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    We never thought about severing Crimea from Ukraine until the moment that these events began, the government overthrow.

  4. Riek Machar:

    Should President Kiir remain adamant and refuse to hand over power to the people, then the citizens have every right to rise up and overthrow his regime.

  5. John Donne:

    Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for thou art not so, For, those, whom thou thinkst, thou dost overthrow, die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.

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