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Definitions for overthrow
ˌoʊ vərˈθroʊ; ˈoʊ vərˌθroʊover·throw

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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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. overthrow

    Total defeat; discomfiture; rout.

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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

Examples of overthrow in a Sentence

  1. Abraham Lincoln:

    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.

  2. Peter Bergen:

    George W. Bush called 9/11 an act of war and as a result conducted an actual war or two, so given France's quite aggressive campaign in Mali against al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and given the fact that France was one of the leaders of the coalition to overthrow (the late Moammar) Gadhafi in Libya, it seems quite likely that France will respond aggressively.

  3. Aristotle:

    The three aims of the tyrant are, one, the humiliation of his subjects; he knows that a mean-spirited man will not conspire against anybody; two, the creation of mistrust among them; for a tyrant is not to be overthrown until men begin to have confidence in one another -- and this is the reason why tyrants are at war with the good; they are under the idea that their power is endangered by them, not only because they will not be ruled despotically, but also because they are too loyal to one another and to other men, and do not inform against one another or against other men -- three, the tyrant desires that all his subjects shall be incapable of action, for no one attempts what is impossible and they will not attempt to overthrow a tyranny if they are powerless.

  4. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

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

  5. Marco Rubio:

    I have a record of good judgment on those issues, in 2011, when Moammar Gadhafi was facing his overthrow in Libya, I argued that if that became a protracted conflict it would leave a vacuum that would be filled by jihadists and that's exactly what happened.

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