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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  His  wife  overthrew  the  table.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
  2.  To  cause  to  fall  or  to  fail  to  subvert;  to  defeat;  to 
  make  a  ruin  of  to  destroy. 
  When  the  walls  of  Thebes  he  overthrew.  --Dryden. 
  [Gloucester]  that  seeks  to  overthrow  religion. 
  Syn:  To  demolish;  overturn;  prostrate;  destroy;  ruin; 
  subvert;  overcome;  conquer;  defeat;  discomfit;  vanquish; 
  beat  rout. 

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