the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)
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"
overthrow, subvert, overturn, bring down(verb)
cause the downfall of; of rulers
"The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"
overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverse(verb)
"The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
(Baseball) To throw (a baseball) beyond; to throw too high and too far; to overshoot; as, the shortstop overthrew the first baseman.
To cause to fall or to fail; to subvert; to defeat; to make a ruin of; to destroy; as, to overthrow a government.
A throw that goes too far.
He overthrew first base, for an error.
A run scored by the batting side when a fielder throws the ball back to the infield, whence it continues to the opposite outfield.
To throw (something) so that it goes too far.
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
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.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Total defeat; discomfiture; rout.
The numerical value of overthrow in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of overthrow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of overthrow in a Sentence
The real object of those who resorted to Secession, as well as those who sustained it, was not to overthrow the Government of the United States but to perpetuate the principles upon which it was founded. The object in quitting the Union was not to destroy, but to save the principles of the Constitution.
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can excercise their constitutional right of amending it, or excercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
The radical left Democrats are trying to rip our nation apart, first it was the Russia hoax, total hoax. It was a failed overthrow attempt and the biggest fraud in the history of our country and then you look, the Mueller deal, you remember that mess ? They had nothing.
They intend to overthrow a president elected by more than 54 million voters.
It angers and saddens me that President Trump has taken the advice of war hawks and escalated our illegal regime change war to overthrow the Syrian government—this escalation is short-sighted and will lead to more dead civilians, more refugees, the strengthening of al-Qaeda and other terrorists, and a direct confrontation between the United States and Russia—which could lead to nuclear war, this Administration has acted recklessly without care or consideration of the dire consequences of the United States attack on Syria without waiting for the collection of evidence from the scene of the chemical poisoning.
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- Umsturz, stürzen, umstürzenGerman
- ανατροπή, ανατρέπωGreek
- deposición, derrocar, derribar, derrocamientoSpanish
- سرنگون کردن, برانداختنPersian
- renverser, déposerFrench
- կործանել, տապալում, տապալելArmenian
- deporre, rovesciareItalian
- 転覆, 滅ぼすJapanese
- свергать, свержение, свергнутьRussian
- svrgnuće, svrgnuti, prevrat, srušitiSerbo-Croatian
- معزول کرناUrdu
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