Definition of Overthrow

1. Noun. The termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force).

Generic synonyms: Conclusion, Ending, Termination
Specialized synonyms: Subversion, Subversive Activity



2. Verb. Cause the downfall of; of rulers. "Subvert the ruling class"
Exact synonyms: Bring Down, Overturn, Subvert
Specialized synonyms: Revolutionize
Generic synonyms: Depose, Force Out
Derivative terms: Subversion, Subversive, Subverter

3. Noun. The act of disturbing the mind or body. "She was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living"
Exact synonyms: Derangement, Upset
Generic synonyms: Disturbance
Derivative terms: Derange, Upset

4. Verb. Rule against. "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
Exact synonyms: Override, Overrule, Overturn, Reverse
Generic synonyms: Decree, Rule
Derivative terms: Reversal

Definition of Overthrow

1. v. t. To throw over; to overturn; to upset; to turn upside down.

2. n. The act of overthrowing; the state of being overthrow; ruin.

Definition of Overthrow

1. Verb. (transitive now rare) To throw down to the ground, to overturn. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To bring about the downfall of (a government, etc.), especially by force. ¹

3. Noun. A removal, especially of a ruler or government, by force or threat of force. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive intransitive) To throw (something) so that it goes too far. ¹

5. Noun. (sports) A throw that goes too far. ¹

6. Noun. (cricket) A run scored by the batting side when a fielder throws the ball back to the infield, whence it continues to the opposite outfield. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overthrow

1. [v -THREW, -THROWN, -THROWING, -THROWS]

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Literary usage of Overthrow

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1. La démocratie libérale by Thomas Hodgkin, Etienne Vacherot (1892)
"2 The inclination of the German critics is to spread the ' Hunnen- einfall' over five years, thus: '372, attack upon the Alani; 374-375, overthrow of the ..."

2. History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages: Der Wendepunkt der Renaissance by Woldemar von Seidlitz, Ferdinand Gregorovius, Annie Hamilton (1906)
"FRENCH SCHEME FOR THE overthrow OF THE POPE —SCIARRA AND NOGARET COME TO ITALY—CONSPIRACY OF ... When the emperors wished to overthrow popes, their enemies, ..."

3. A Manual of the History of the Political System of Europe and Its Colonies by Arnold Hermann Ludwig Heeren, David Alphonso Talboys (1873)
"At the death of Frederic, the proud structure stood erect, apparently unshaken and firm ; if an overthrow was feared, it was in the east, and not in the ..."

4. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of by Robert M. Hartley, American Bible Society, Wightman family (1875)
"4 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked ; preserve me from the violent man ; who have purposed to overthrow my goings. me. Selah. ..."

5. The Reformation by George Park Fisher (1877)
"An attempt to overthrow the power of the Consistory, by interposing the authority of the Senate, was only baffled by his resolute refusal to admit to the ..."

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