Associations to the word «Overthrown»


OVERTHROW, verb. (transitive) (now rare) To throw down to the ground, to overturn.
OVERTHROW, verb. (transitive) To bring about the downfall of (a government, etc.), especially by force.
OVERTHROW, noun. A removal, especially of a ruler or government, by force or threat of force.
OVERTHROW, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To throw (something) so that it goes too far.
OVERTHROW, noun. (sports) A throw that goes too far.
OVERTHROW, noun. (cricket) A run scored by the batting side when a fielder throws the ball back to the infield, whence it continues to the opposite outfield.

Dictionary definition

OVERTHROW, noun. The termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force).
OVERTHROW, noun. The act of disturbing the mind or body; "his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset"; "she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living".
OVERTHROW, verb. Cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class".
OVERTHROW, verb. Rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill".

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