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o•ver•throw



Pronunciation: (
v.ō"vur-thrō';
n.ō'vur-thrō"),
[key]
v., -threw, -thrown, -throw•ing,
n.


v.t.
1. to depose, as from a position of power; overcome, defeat, or vanquish: to overthrow a tyrant.
2. to put an end to by force, as a government or institution.
3. to throw or knock down; overturn; topple: The heavy winds overthrew numerous telephone poles and trees.
4. to knock down and demolish.
5. to throw (something) too far.
6. Baseball.(of a pitcher) to throw too hard, often affecting control or straining the arm.
7. Archaic.to destroy the sound condition of (the mind).

v.i.
to throw too far: If I hadn't overthrown, it would have been a sure putout.

n.
1. the act of overthrowing; state or condition of being overthrown.
2. deposition from power.
3. defeat; destruction; ruin.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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