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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)

Full Definition of overthrow

over·threwplay \-ˈthrü\over·thrownplay \-ˈthrōn\over·throw·ing

  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)

over·throw play \ˈō-vər-ˌthrō\ noun

Examples of overthrow

  1. The quarterback overthrew his receiver.



14th Century

First Known Use of overthrow

14th century

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