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o·ver·throw

 (ō′vər-thrō′)
tr.v. o·ver·threw (-thro͞o′), o·ver·thrown (-thrōn′), o·ver·throw·ing, o·ver·throws
1. To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of, especially by force or concerted action: a plot to overthrow the government.
2. Sports To throw a ball or other object over and beyond (an intended target): The infielder overthrew first base.
3. To throw or push over; overturn: overthrew the table.
n. (ō′vər-thrō′)
1. An instance of overthrowing, especially one that results in downfall or destruction.
2. Sports The throwing of a ball over and beyond a target, especially in baseball.
Synonyms: overthrow, overturn, subvert, topple, upset
These verbs mean to cause the downfall, destruction, abolition, or undoing of: overthrow an empire; overturn existing institutions; subverting civil order; toppled the government; upset all our plans.

overthrow

vb, -throws, -throwing, -threw or -thrown
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (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. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) downfall; destruction
6. (Cricket) cricket
a. a ball thrown back too far by a fielder
b. a run scored because of this

o•ver•throw

(v. ˌoʊ vərˈθroʊ; n. ˈoʊ vərˌθroʊ)

v. -threw, -thrown, -throw•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to depose, as from a position of power.
2. to put an end to by force: to overthrow tyranny.
3. to overturn; topple.
4. to throw past or over.
n.
5. an act or instance of overthrowing or being overthrown.
[1300–50]
o`ver•throw′er, n.

overthrow


Past participle: overthrown
Gerund: overthrowing

Imperative
overthrow
overthrow
Present
I overthrow
you overthrow
he/she/it overthrows
we overthrow
you overthrow
they overthrow
Preterite
I overthrew
you overthrew
he/she/it overthrew
we overthrew
you overthrew
they overthrew
Present Continuous
I am overthrowing
you are overthrowing
he/she/it is overthrowing
we are overthrowing
you are overthrowing
they are overthrowing
Present Perfect
I have overthrown
you have overthrown
he/she/it has overthrown
we have overthrown
you have overthrown
they have overthrown
Past Continuous
I was overthrowing
you were overthrowing
he/she/it was overthrowing
we were overthrowing
you were overthrowing
they were overthrowing
Past Perfect
I had overthrown
you had overthrown
he/she/it had overthrown
we had overthrown
you had overthrown
they had overthrown
Future
I will overthrow
you will overthrow
he/she/it will overthrow
we will overthrow
you will overthrow
they will overthrow
Future Perfect
I will have overthrown
you will have overthrown
he/she/it will have overthrown
we will have overthrown
you will have overthrown
they will have overthrown
Future Continuous
I will be overthrowing
you will be overthrowing
he/she/it will be overthrowing
we will be overthrowing
you will be overthrowing
they will be overthrowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overthrowing
you have been overthrowing
he/she/it has been overthrowing
we have been overthrowing
you have been overthrowing
they have been overthrowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overthrowing
you will have been overthrowing
he/she/it will have been overthrowing
we will have been overthrowing
you will have been overthrowing
they will have been overthrowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overthrowing
you had been overthrowing
he/she/it had been overthrowing
we had been overthrowing
you had been overthrowing
they had been overthrowing
Conditional
I would overthrow
you would overthrow
he/she/it would overthrow
we would overthrow
you would overthrow
they would overthrow
Past Conditional
I would have overthrown
you would have overthrown
he/she/it would have overthrown
we would have overthrown
you would have overthrown
they would have overthrown
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overthrow - the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)overthrow - the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)
ending, termination, conclusion - the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement"
subversive activity, subversion - the act of subverting; as overthrowing or destroying a legally constituted government
2.overthrow - 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"
disturbance - the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion
Verb1.overthrow - cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"
revolutionize - overthrow by a revolution, of governments
depose, force out - force to leave (an office)
2.overthrow - rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
decree, rule - decide with authority; "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"

overthrow

verb
1. defeat, beat, master, overcome, crush, overwhelm, conquer, bring down, oust, lick (informal), topple, subdue, rout, overpower, do away with, depose, trounce, unseat, vanquish, subjugate, dethrone The government was overthrown in a military coup three years ago.
defeat support, protect, maintain, guard, defend, restore, preserve, keep, uphold

overthrow

verb
1. To turn or cause to turn from a vertical or horizontal position:
2. To bring about the downfall of:
noun
The act of defeating or the condition of being defeated:
Slang: dusting, licking.
Translations
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overthrow

[ˌəʊvəˈθrəʊ] (overthrew (vb: pt)) [ˌəʊvəˈθruː] (overthrown (pp)) [ˌəʊvəˈθrəʊn]
A. N [of president, dictator, government] → derrocamiento m
B. VT [+ system] → echar abajo, derribar; [+ president, dictator, government] → derrocar

overthrow

[ˌəʊvərˈθrəʊ] [overthrew] (pt) [overthrown] (pp)
vt [+ government, leader] → renverser
an attempt to overthrow the president → une tentative visant à renverser le président
n [state, leader, government] → renversement m

overthrow

[n ˈəʊvəˌθrəʊ; vb ˌəʊvəˈθrəʊ] (overthrew (vb: pt)) [ˌəʊvəˈθruː] (overthrown (pp)) [ˌəʊvəˈθrəʊn]
1. n (of government) → rovesciamento
2. vt (king, system, government) → rovesciare

overthrow

(əuvəˈθrou) past tense ˌoverˈthrew (-ˈθruː) : past participle ˌoverthrown verb
to defeat and force out of power. The government has been overthrown.
References in classic literature ?
It sent a correspondent to Colorado, and printed pages describing the overthrow of American institutions in that state.
Yes, there is plenty good enough material for a republic in the most degraded people that ever existed -- even the Russians; plenty of manhood in them -- even in the Germans -- if one could but force it out of its timid and suspicious privacy, to overthrow and trample in the mud any throne that ever was set up and any nobility that ever supported it.
He who can peruse it without a tearful eye, a heaving breast, an afflicted spirit,-- without being filled with an unutterable abhorrence of slavery and all its abettors, and animated with a determination to seek the immediate overthrow of that execrable system,--without trembling for the fate of this country in the hands of a righteous God, who is ever on the side of the oppressed, and whose arm is not shortened that it cannot save,--must have a flinty heart, and be qualified to act the part of a trafficker "in slaves and the souls of men.
Such an overthrow of every thing she had been wishing for
Henry Spiker, who had hitherto been very distant, entered into a defensive alliance against us, the common enemy, and exchanged a mysterious dialogue across the table for our defeat and overthrow.
Now I, Mopo, heard the commands of the king and pondered them in my mind, for I knew well that it was the design of Dingaan to be rid of me for a space that he might find time to plot my overthrow, and that he cared little for this matter of a petty chief, who, living far away, had dared to defy Chaka.
O Prince, O Chief of many Throned Powers, That led th' imbattelld Seraphim to Warr Under thy conduct, and in dreadful deeds Fearless, endanger'd Heav'ns perpetual King; And put to proof his high Supremacy, Whether upheld by strength, or Chance, or Fate, Too well I see and rue the dire event, That with sad overthrow and foul defeat Hath lost us Heav'n, and all this mighty Host In horrible destruction laid thus low, As far as Gods and Heav'nly Essences Can Perish: for the mind and spirit remains Invincible, and vigour soon returns, Though all our Glory extinct, and happy state Here swallow'd up in endless misery.
Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their CONSTITUTIONAL right of amending it, or their REVOLUTIONARY right to dismember or overthrow it.
As he said to himself, "If, for my sins, or by my good fortune, I come across some giant hereabouts, a common occurrence with knights-errant, and overthrow him in one onslaught, or cleave him asunder to the waist, or, in short, vanquish and subdue him, will it not be well to have some one I may send him to as a present, that he may come in and fall on his knees before my sweet lady, and in a humble, submissive voice say, 'I am the giant Caraculiambro, lord of the island of Malindrania, vanquished in single combat by the never sufficiently extolled knight Don Quixote of La Mancha, who has commanded me to present myself before your Grace, that your Highness dispose of me at your pleasure'?
Hannibal had carried her arms into the heart of Italy and to the gates of Rome, before Scipio, in turn, gave him an overthrow in the territories of Carthage, and made a conquest of the commonwealth.
In depicting the most general phases of the development of the proletariat, we traced the more or less veiled civil war, raging within existing society, up to the point where that war breaks out into open revolution, and where the violent overthrow of the bourgeoisie lays the foundation for the sway of the proletariat.
The hot water from the Martian's overthrow drifted down- stream with me, so that for the best part of a mile I could see little of either bank.