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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 ?
Finally it was safely taken out of the cave, and along the stone passage to the opening formed by the overthrown trees, and thence on to camp.
Finally, little heroic as he was, it seemed more decorous to be overthrown in the downfall of the party with which he had been content to stand than to remain a forlorn survivor, when so many worthier men were falling: and at last, after subsisting for four years on the mercy of a hostile administration, to be compelled then to define his position anew, and claim the yet more humiliating mercy of a friendly one.
They were a gigantic combination of capital, which had crushed all opposition, and overthrown the laws of the land, and was preying upon the people.
Sandy and I discussed his story, as we rode along, and she said that La Cote's bad luck had begun with the very beginning of that trip; for the king's fool had overthrown him on the first day, and in such cases it was customary for the girl to desert to the conqueror, but Maledisant didn't do it; and also persisted after- ward in sticking to him, after all his defeats.
My alternatives and her plans are both overthrown together.
That, in the first frantic greetings lavished on himself as a notable sufferer under the overthrown system, it had been accorded to him to have Charles Darnay brought before the lawless Court, and examined.
Now while he lay and wondered, the mouth of the cave was darkened, and through it entered that same lad who had done battle with the lioness and been overthrown by her, bearing a dead buck upon his shoulders.
I know thee, stranger, who thou art, That mighty leading Angel, who of late Made head against Heav'ns King, though overthrown.
This politic selection did not alter the fortune of the field, the challengers were still successful: one of their antagonists was overthrown, and both the others failed in the attaint,* that is,
Now the golden apple-tree was guarded by the eagle which had overthrown the golden knight and his horse.
The fabric of the Reformation, first undertaken in England upon a contracted basis, by a capricious and sanguinary tyrant, had been successively overthrown and restored, renewed and altered, according to the varying humors and principles of four successive monarchs.
And so the night's round came to an end, and a couple of days later the government, whereby all his plans were overthrown and swept away, as will be seen farther on.