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.
Examples from the Web for overthrow
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
All the better for international drug cartels whose capos would rather milk the state than overthrow it.
If I am overthrown by the tempter, it was because I was the more worthy object of overthrow.Charlemont|W. Gilmore Simms
Am not I she that answer truth in Israel, and thou seekest to destroy the city, and to overthrow a mother in Israel?The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
He never intrigued for the restoration of the monarchy, or even for the overthrow of that Republic which he loathed.El Dorado|Baroness Orczy
There was one weighty reason for the overthrow of the gentes and the substitution of a new plan of government.Ancient Society|Lewis Henry Morgan
The Left Wingers have indeed been much more open in admitting their intentions to overthrow our government by force of arms.The Red Conspiracy|Joseph J. Mereto
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
Word Origin and History for overthrow (1 of 2)
early 14c., "to knock down," from over- + 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 (something), overthrow; destroy," from Old English oferweorpan (see warp (v.)).