overthrow

  • 1 Overthrow — may refer to: Overthrow, a change in government, often achieved by force or through a coup. The 5th October Overthrow, or Bulldozer Revolution, the events of 2000 that led to the downfall of Slobodan Milošević in the former Yugoslavia. Overthrow… …

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  • 2 Overthrow — O ver*throw , v. t. [imp. {Overthrew}; p. p. {Overthrown}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overthrowing}.] 1. To throw over; to overturn; to upset; to turn upside down. [1913 Webster] His wife overthrew the table. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to fall …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Overthrow — O ver*throw , n. 1. The act of overthrowing; the state of being overthrown; ruin. [1913 Webster] Your sudden overthrow much rueth me. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (a) (Baseball) The act of throwing a ball too high, as over a player s head. (b)… …

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  • 4 overthrow — (v.) early 14c., to knock down, from OVER (Cf. over) + THROW (Cf. throw) (v.). Figurative sense of to cast down from power, defeat is attested from late 14c. Related: Overthrown; overthrowing. Earlier in same senses was overwerpen to overturn… …

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  • 5 overthrow — I verb abolish, adfligere, be victorious over, break up, bring down, cast down, conquer, defeat, deicere, dethrone, diruere, disrupt, eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, fell, invert, master, nullify, obliterate, obviate, overmaster, overpower,… …

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  • 6 overthrow — vb 1 *overturn, subvert, upset, capsize Analogous words: *throw, cast, fling, hurl, toss 2 rout, surmount, overcome, vanquish, *conquer, defeat, beat, lick, subdue, subjugate, reduce …

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  • 7 overthrow — [v] defeat, destroy abolish, beat, bring down, bring to ruin, conquer, crush, demolish, depose, dethrone, do away with, eradicate, exterminate, knock down, knock over, level, liquidate, oust, overcome, overpower, overrun, overturn, overwhelm,… …

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  • 8 overthrow — ► VERB (past overthrew; past part. overthrown) 1) remove forcibly from power. 2) put an end to through force. 3) throw (a ball) further than the intended distance. ► NOUN 1) a defeat or removal from power. 2) …

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  • 9 overthrow — [ō΄vər thrō′; ] also, and for n.always, [ō′vər thrō΄] vt. overthrew, overthrown, overthrowing 1. to throw or turn over; upset 2. to overcome; conquer; end 3. to throw a ball or the like beyond (the intended receiver or target) n. 1. an… …

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  • 10 overthrow — 01. In January of 1937, 13 leading Communists were sentenced to death for taking part in a plot, allegedly led by Leon Trotsky, to [overthrow] the Soviet government, and kill its leaders. 02. The general population seems to support the coup which …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 11 overthrow — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ attempted ▪ violent VERB + OVERTHROW ▪ bring about, lead to ▪ plot …

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  • 12 overthrow — o|ver|throw1 [ˌəuvəˈθrəu US ˌouvərˈθrou] v past tense overthrew [ ˈθru:] past participle overthrown [ ˈθrəun US ˈθroun] [T] 1.) to remove a leader or government from power, especially by force = ↑oust ▪ Rebels were already making plans to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 Overthrow — Recorded in a number of surname spellings such as Over, Overbury, Overlow, Overnell, Overpool, Overshot, Overstall, Overstrand, Overstone, Overstreet, Overthrow, Overton, and possibly others, this is an English surname. It is usually locational… …

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  • 14 overthrow — I UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈθrəʊ] / US [ˌoʊvərˈθroʊ] verb [transitive] Word forms overthrow : present tense I/you/we/they overthrow he/she/it overthrows present participle overthrowing past tense overthrew UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈθruː] / US [ˌoʊvərˈθru] past participle… …

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  • 15 overthrow — o|ver|throw1 [ ,ouvər θrou ] (past tense o|ver|threw [ ,ouvər θru ] ; past participle o|ver|thrown [ ,ouvər θroun ] ) verb transitive * to force a leader or government out of their position of power: Her father was overthrown in a military coup… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 overthrow — overthrows, overthrowing, overthrew, overthrown VERB (The verb is pronounced [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)θro͟ʊ[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)θroʊ[/t]].) When a government or leader is overthrown, they are removed from power by force. [be V ed] That… …

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  • 17 overthrow — 1 verb past tense overthrew, past participle overthrown, (T) 1 to remove a leader or government from a position of power: Rebels were already plotting to overthrow the government. 2 to get rid of the rules of a society: a social revolution that… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 overthrow — 1. verb 1) the president was overthrown Syn: remove (from office/power), bring down, topple, depose, oust, displace, unseat, dethrone 2) an attempt to overthrow military rule Syn: put an end to, defeat, conque …

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  • 19 overthrow — transitive verb (overthrew; overthrown; throwing) Date: 14th century 1. overturn, upset 2. to cause the downfall of ; bring down, defeat 3. to throw a ball over or past (as a base or a receiver) • overthrow noun …

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  • 20 overthrow — overthrower, n. v. /oh veuhr throh /; n. /oh veuhr throh /, v., overthrew, overthrown, overthrowing, n. v.t. 1. to depose, as from a position of power; overcome, defeat, or vanquish: to overthrow a tyrant. 2. to put an end to by force, as a… …

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