Definition of overthrow
overthrowplay \ˈō-vər-ˌthrō\ noun
Examples of overthrow in a Sentence
The quarterback overthrew his receiver.
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In June, a U.S. F/A-18E shot down a Syrian government fighter aircraft that was threatening rebel forces attempting to overthrow the Syrian regime.
Shkreli tried unsuccessfully to overthrow the board and regain control of the company, Aselage said.
In 2012, the Islamist Turkish government accused more than 300 people of plotting a coup to overthrow it.
His father had served as a U.S. federal district judge in the Philippines until joining up with Chinese revolutionary Sun Yat-sen, who led the movement that overthrew China’s Qing dynasty.
Of course, by 1800, Napoleon had overthrown the Directory and the United States was negotiating with yet another French government.
Six years later he was overthrown in a military coup after suspending the country’s constitution.
China calls Liu a criminal who sought to overthrow the government and has denounced the awarding of the Nobel prize to him as an attack on its political and legal system.
To the extent that the Bolivarian Revolution has problems, the solution to them won’t come from chats with those looking to overthrow it, but rather the organization of workers trying to fulfill its potential.
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OVERTHROW Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overthrow for English Language Learners
: to remove (someone or something) from power especially by force
sports : to throw a ball over or past (someone)
OVERTHROW Defined for Kids
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