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overthrow

o·ver·throw

overthrow

parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: o vr thro
inflections: overthrew, overthrowing, overthrown, overthrows
definition 1: to oust (a person or persons) from power, esp. by force.
The nobles plotted to overthrow the king.
synonyms:
depose, dethrone, oust, topple
similar words:
conquer, defeat, eject, expel, overcome, overpower, overturn, remove, subdue, subjugate, subvert, supplant, tumble, unseat, vanquish
definition 2: to cause the fall or collapse of.
After overthrowing the dictatorship, they made a new constitution.
synonyms:
subvert
similar words:
abolish, collapse, conquer, crush, destroy, disrupt, overturn, prostrate, topple, tumble, upset, upturn
definition 3: to tip over; topple; overturn.
The wind overthrew the plastic tables and chairs.
synonyms:
overturn, topple, upend, upset
similar words:
collapse, down, invert, tip, tumble, upturn
definition 4: to throw a ball or other object past (an intended target).
The shortstop overthrew the base.
similar words:
overshoot
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: o vr thro
definition: to throw something too far.
similar words:
overshoot
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: o vr thro
definition 1: the act of overthrowing or the state of being overthrown.
synonyms:
downfall, subversion, toppling, undoing
similar words:
deposition, occupation, overturn, rebellion, revolt, revolution, upheaval, uprising
definition 2: a defeat or downfall.
synonyms:
beating, defeat, vanquishment
similar words:
collapse, debacle, downfall, fall, subversion, upset