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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 ?
Furthermore, it was remarkably easy to overthrow a dog taken by surprise; while a dog, thus overthrown, invariably exposed for a moment the soft underside of its neck--the vulnerable point at which to strike for its life.
It is quite clear that she intended the Manuscript for immediate publication, as soon as the Iron Heel was overthrown, so that her husband, so recently dead, should receive full credit for all that he had ventured and accomplished.
When an army is overthrown and its leader slain, the cause will surely be found among these five dangerous faults.
Here Kings of Wu were crowned and overthrown, Where peaceful grass along the ruin wins; Here -- was it yesterday?
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,
in striking the helmet and shield of their antagonist firmly and strongly, with the lance held in a direct line, so that the weapon might break unless the champion was overthrown.
He who does otherwise is either overthrown by flatterers, or is so often changed by varying opinions that he falls into contempt.
Pike, who had been trembling abjectly, took heart at this open mutiny, and sprang upon his overthrown leader.
Spitz gained his feet almost as though he had not been overthrown, slashing Buck down the shoulder and leaping clear.
The bachelor Samson Carrasco, he says, not forgetting how he as the Knight of the Mirrors had been vanquished and overthrown by Don Quixote, which defeat and overthrow upset all his plans, resolved to try his hand again, hoping for better luck than he had before; and so, having learned where Don Quixote was from the page who brought the letter and present to Sancho's wife, Teresa Panza, he got himself new armour and another horse, and put a white moon upon his shield, and to carry his arms he had a mule led by a peasant, not by Tom Cecial his former squire for fear he should be recognised by Sancho or Don Quixote.
The overthrown Martian set up a prolonged ululation, and imme- diately a second glittering giant, answering him, appeared over the trees to the south.
Also, as Machiavel noteth well, when princes, that ought to be common parents, make themselves as a party, and lean to a side, it is as a boat, that is overthrown by uneven weight on the one side; as was well seen, in the time of Henry the Third of France; for first, himself entered league for the extirpation of the Protestants; and presently after, the same league was turned upon himself.