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Definitions of overthrow

  1. To cause to fall or to fail; to subvert; to defeat; to make a ruin of; to destroy. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To turn upside down; defeat; destroy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To throw down: to upset: to bring to an end: to demolish: to defeat utterly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To throw over or down; bring to an end; ruin. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To throw over; throw down; upset; defeat. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To turn upside down; to throw down; to demolish; to defeat; to subvert. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. To turn upside down; to demolish; to vanquish; to destroy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Overthrown. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. The act of overthrowing; the state of being overthrow; ruin. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The act of throwing a ball too high, as over a player's head. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A faulty return of the ball by a fielder, so that the striker makes an additional run. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Ruin; defeat. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Act of overthrowing; fall; ruin. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. The act of over throwing; destruction; demolition. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The state of being overthrown; ruin; subversion; defeat. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Defeat; downfall; ruin. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Overthrew. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

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Usage examples for overthrow

  1. Winthrop from higher ground had beheld the overthrow and knew what he must find when he got to the bottom. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  2. We must fight, not because we hate Germany, but because we love certain principles which Germany is endeavouring to overthrow – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
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