verb over·throw \ˌō-vər-ˈthrō\

: to remove (someone or something) from power especially by force

sports : to throw a ball over or past (someone)


Full Definition of OVERTHROW

transitive verb
:  to cause the downfall of :  bring down, defeat
:  to throw a ball over or past (as a base or a receiver)
over·throw \ˈō-vər-ˌthrō\ noun

Examples of OVERTHROW

  1. The quarterback overthrew his receiver.

First Known Use of OVERTHROW

14th century

Other Field and Goal Sports Terms

crease, lateral, lax, playbook, post, screen, scrum, secondary, ultimate

Rhymes with OVERTHROW

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OVERTHREW Defined for Kids


verb over·throw \ˌō-vər-ˈthrō\
over·threw \-ˈthrü\over·thrown \-ˈthrōn\over·throw·ing

Definition of OVERTHROW for Kids

:  overturn 1 <Wind overthrew the flower pots.>
:  to cause the fall or end of :  destroy <Rebels overthrew the government.>


noun over·throw \ˈō-vər-ˌthrō\

Definition of OVERTHROW for Kids

:  an act of causing the fall or end of :  the state of being overthrown :  defeat


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