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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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How to say overthrow in sign language?

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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. Euripides:

    Reason can wrestle and overthrow terror.

  2. Dilma Rousseff:

    They intend to overthrow a president elected by more than 54 million voters.

  3. Abbie Hoffman, In response to the success of his book; Steal this Book:

    Its embarrassing, you try to overthrow the government and you wind up on a Best Sellers List.

  4. Benjamin Franklin:

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

  5. Nicolas Maduro:

    Never before has a high-level official said that the opposition should overthrow the government.

Images & Illustrations of overthrow

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