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overthrow

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verb, over·throw \ˌō-vər-ˈthrō\

Simple Definition of overthrow

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

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of overthrow

overthrewplay \-ˈthrü\overthrownplay \-ˈthrōn\overthrowing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  overturn, upset

  3. 2 :  to cause the downfall of :  bring down, defeat

  4. 3 :  to throw a ball over or past (as a base or a receiver)

overthrow play \ˈō-vər-ˌthrō\ noun

Examples of overthrow in a sentence

  1. The quarterback overthrew his receiver.



14th Century

First Known Use of overthrow

14th century

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OVERTHROW Defined for Kids

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overthrow

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verb over·throw \ˌō-vər-ˈthrō\

Definition of overthrow for Students

overthrew \-ˈthrü\overthrown \-ˈthrōn\overthrowing

  1. 1 :  overturn 1 <Wind overthrew the flower pots.>

  2. 2 :  to cause the fall or end of :  destroy <Rebels overthrew the government.>




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overthrow

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noun over·throw \ˈō-vər-ˌthrō\

Definition of overthrow for Students

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





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