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  3  definitions  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Overthrow  \O"ver*throw`\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  overthrowing;  the  state  of  being  overthrow; 
  Your  sudden  overthrow  much  rueth  me  --Spenser. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  termination  of  a  ruler  or  institution  (especially  by 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {upset},  {derangement}] 
  v  1:  cause  the  downfall  of  of  rulers;  "The  Czar  was  overthrown" 
  [syn:  {overturn},  {bring  down}] 
  2:  rule  against;  "The  Republicans  were  overruled  when  the  House 
  voted  on  the  bill"  [syn:  {overrule},  {overturn},  {override}, 

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