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overthrow

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of overthrow

  1. failure to win a contest <the surprising overthrow of the world's top-ranked chess player> Synonyms beating, drubbing, licking, loss, lump, defeat, plastering, rout, shellacking, trimming, trouncing, whippingRelated Words collapse, debacle (also débâcle), failure, fiasco, fizzle, flop, nonsuccess, setback, upset; lurch, shutout, washout, whitewashNear Antonyms accomplishment, achievement; blowout, cakewalk, landslide, romp, runaway, sweep, walkaway, walkoverAntonyms success, triumph, victory, win





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