1 the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)
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]
1 cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class" [syn: subvert, overturn, bring down]
2 rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill" [syn: overrule, overturn, override, reverse] [also: overthrown, overthrew]
- US /ovəɻ'θɻɔʊ/
- Dutch: ondergang
Overthrow may refer to:
- Overthrow, a change in government, often achieved by force or through a coup.
- Overthrow (book), a book by Stephen Kinzer released in 2006 about the United States's involvement in overthrowing governments.
- Overthrow (cricket), an extra run scored by a batsman as a result of the ball not being collected by a fielder in the centre, having been thrown in from the outfield.
- Overthrow (structure), the crowning section of ornamental wrought iron work which forms a decorative crest above a wrought iron gate.
- Overthrow (comics), a relatively obscure DC Comics supervillain who fought the Blue Beetle.
- Overthrow (band), Reggae/Punk/Rock Band from London UK
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