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Verb: overthrow (overthrew,overthrown)  'ow-vu(r)'throw
  1. Cause the downfall of; of rulers
    "overthrow the ruling class";
    - subvert, overturn, bring down
  2. Rule against
    - overrule, overturn, override, reverse
Noun: overthrow  'ow-vu(r)'throw
  1. The termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)
  2. The act of disturbing the mind or body
    "she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living";
    - upset, derangement

Derived forms: overthrew, overthrowing, overthrows, overthrown

Type of: conclusion, decree, depose, disturbance, ending, force out, rule, termination

Encyclopedia: Overthrow