verb (used with object), o·ver·threw, o·ver·thrown, o·ver·throw·ing.
verb (used without object), o·ver·threw, o·ver·thrown, o·ver·throw·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM overthrowo·ver·throw·er, nounpre·o·ver·throw, nounpre·o·ver·throw, verb (used with object), pre·o·ver·threw, pre·o·ver·thrown, pre·o·ver·throw·ing.un·o·ver·thrown, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for overthrow
Lebanese Hizbullah, for example, is fully aligned with the Islamic Republic’s vision, accepting of its absolute authority over the Shia world, and dedicated to the overthrow of its enemies in the West and in Israel.
Because they are now recognized as a party that has emboldened the overthrow of our constitutional government.Former RNC chair says GOP will not be a governing majority again as long as it embraces Trumpism|Eugene Scott|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
It’s because revolution means “an overthrow or complete replacement of an established system.”
Seditious language is typically understood as speech advocating the overthrow of the government, and 54 different SDPD officers handed out at least 82 tickets for it since 2013.Officers Who Wrote Multiple Seditious Language Tickets Have Been Accused of Other Violations|Kara Grant|October 14, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Generally, seditious language is language advocating for the overthrow of the government.
Why would the CIA work to overthrow the Ukrainian government?
Raila Odinga dismissed Kenyatta's claims that he is trying to overthrow the government.Militants ‘Executed Non-Muslims’ at Kenyan World Cup Watch Party|Margot Kiser|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rocket teamed up with the Incredible Hulk to overthrow Judson Jakes, a devious mole.11 Things to Know About Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy|Marina Watts|February 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So where do we go with all of this screen money, and is it really likely to overthrow our economic infrastructures anytime soon?Dogecoin, Coinye, & Catcoin: A Dummy’s Guide to Cryptocurrencies|Charlotte Lytton|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They approved the catastrophic overthrow for which we are still paying a high and clear price every day.Conservatives on the Wrong Side of History on Mandela, Most Other Things|Michael Tomasky|December 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Distances were to him as nothing; and difficulties only stimulated him to give his adversaries a more signal overthrow.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Siyes desired a man who would overthrow the Directory and establish a dictatorship: Barras was coquetting with the Bourbons.
Scarcely a year passed in which his name was not connected with some conspiracy to overthrow the First Consul.
When one enemy of his kingdom appears, vows should be made to resist and overthrow his influence.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
As for his killing you in cold blood, that thought comes from your excitement of the moment and your chagrin at your overthrow.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for overthrow
verb (ˌəʊvəˈθrəʊ) -throws, -throwing, -threw or -thrown
- a ball thrown back too far by a fielder
- a run scored because of this