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Overthrow meaning

overthrow - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. To throw over; to overturn; to upset; to turn upside down.
  2. 2. To cause to fall or to fail; to subvert; to defeat; to make a ruin of; to destroy.
  3. 3. The act of overthrowing; the state of being overthrow; ruin.
  4. 4. The act of throwing a ball too high, as over a player's head.
  5. 5. A faulty return of the ball by a fielder, so that the striker makes an additional run.
  6. 6. Act of overthrowing; fall; ruin.
  7. 7. Overthrew.
  8. 8. Overthrown.
  9. 9. To throw over or down; bring to an end; ruin.

overthrow - examples of usage

  1. There are busy tongues earnestly teaching him to despise property and social order, to suggest the overthrow of existing institutions; there is scarcely any one to instruct him in the true lesson of history. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. The workmen also do not like the arrangement, because the trades- unions oppose co- operation, fearing that it will overthrow their own power. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  3. Feeling as strongly as he did- and since the world began, surely no one in such circumstances had ever felt quite so strongly- he would seize upon the overthrow of Mr. Barradine's reputation as the obvious means of obtaining his own revenge. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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