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Meaning of OVERTHROW

Pronunciation:  'owvur'throw

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)
  2. [n]  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. [v]  rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
  4. [v]  cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"

OVERTHROW is a 9 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: bring down, derangement, override, overrule, overturn, overturn, reverse, subvert, upset
 See Also: conclusion, decree, depose, disturbance, ending, force out, revolutionize, rule, subversion, subversive activity, termination



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \O`ver*throw"\, v. t. [imp. {Overthrew}; p. p.
    {Overthrown}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overthrowing}.]
    1. To throw over; to overturn; to upset; to turn upside down.
             His wife overthrew the table.         --Jer. Taylor.
    2. To cause to fall or to fail; to subvert; to defeat; to
       make a ruin of; to destroy.
             When the walls of Thebes he overthrew. --Dryden.
             [Gloucester] that seeks to overthrow religion.
    Syn: To demolish; overturn; prostrate; destroy; ruin;
         subvert; overcome; conquer; defeat; discomfit; vanquish;
         beat; rout.
  2. \O"ver*throw`\, n.
    1. The act of overthrowing; the state of being overthrow;
             Your sudden overthrow much rueth me.  --Spenser.
       (a) (Baseball) The act of throwing a ball too high, as
           over a player's head.
       (b) (Cricket) A faulty return of the ball by a fielder, so
           that the striker makes an additional run.
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