overthrow
I verb abolish, adfligere, be victorious over, break up, bring down, cast down, conquer, defeat, deicere, dethrone, diruere, disrupt, eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, fell, invert, master, nullify, obliterate, obviate, overmaster, overpower, overrun, overset, overturn, overwhelm, prostrate, quash, quell, ravage, refute, remove, reverse, revolt, revolutionize, shatter, subdue, subjugate, subvert, suppress, surmount, terminate, throw down, throw over, topple, turn upside down, uncrown, unseat, upend, uproot, upset II index beat (defeat), commotion, debacle, defeat (noun), defeat (verb), destroy (efface), dislodge, dissolution (termination), eliminate (eradicate), insurrection, invalidate, kill (defeat), miscarriage, negate, overcome (surmount), overturn, overwhelm, plunder, prostration, quash, rebel, rebellion, refute, repulse, rescision, revolt, revolution, sedition, subject, subjugate, subversion, subvert, supplant, suppress, surmount, upset

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  • Overthrow — may refer to: Overthrow, a change in government, often achieved by force or through a coup. The 5th October Overthrow, or Bulldozer Revolution, the events of 2000 that led to the downfall of Slobodan Milošević in the former Yugoslavia. Overthrow… …   Wikipedia

  • Overthrow — O ver*throw , v. t. [imp. {Overthrew}; p. p. {Overthrown}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overthrowing}.] 1. To throw over; to overturn; to upset; to turn upside down. [1913 Webster] His wife overthrew the table. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to fall …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overthrow — O ver*throw , n. 1. The act of overthrowing; the state of being overthrown; ruin. [1913 Webster] Your sudden overthrow much rueth me. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (a) (Baseball) The act of throwing a ball too high, as over a player s head. (b)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overthrow — (v.) early 14c., to knock down, from OVER (Cf. over) + THROW (Cf. 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • overthrow — vb 1 *overturn, subvert, upset, capsize Analogous words: *throw, cast, fling, hurl, toss 2 rout, surmount, overcome, vanquish, *conquer, defeat, beat, lick, subdue, subjugate, reduce …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • overthrow — [v] defeat, destroy abolish, beat, bring down, bring to ruin, conquer, crush, demolish, depose, dethrone, do away with, eradicate, exterminate, knock down, knock over, level, liquidate, oust, overcome, overpower, overrun, overturn, overwhelm,… …   New thesaurus

  • overthrow — ► VERB (past overthrew; past part. overthrown) 1) remove forcibly from power. 2) put an end to through force. 3) throw (a ball) further than the intended distance. ► NOUN 1) a defeat or removal from power. 2) …   English terms dictionary

  • overthrow — [ō΄vər thrō′; ] also, and for n.always, [ō′vər thrō΄] vt. overthrew, overthrown, overthrowing 1. to throw or turn over; upset 2. to overcome; conquer; end 3. to throw a ball or the like beyond (the intended receiver or target) n. 1. an… …   English World dictionary

  • overthrow — 01. In January of 1937, 13 leading Communists were sentenced to death for taking part in a plot, allegedly led by Leon Trotsky, to [overthrow] the Soviet government, and kill its leaders. 02. The general population seems to support the coup which …   Grammatical examples in English

  • overthrow — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ attempted ▪ violent VERB + OVERTHROW ▪ bring about, lead to ▪ plot …   Collocations dictionary

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