Definition of overthrow:
- A faulty return of the ball by a fielder, so that the striker makes an additional run.
- The act of overthrowing; the state of being overthrow; ruin.
- The act of throwing a ball too high, as over a player's head.
- To cause to fall or to fail; to subvert; to defeat; to make a ruin of; to destroy.
- To throw over; to overturn; to upset; to turn upside down.
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- defeat (part of speech: verb)
- revolt (part of speech: verb)
At present they might possibly come here as separate states for love of Lacedaemon; in the other case one empire would scarcely attack another; for after joining the Peloponnesians to overthrow ours, they could only expect to see the same hands overthrow their own in the same way.- "The History of the Peloponnesian War", Thucydides.
- "Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III.", John Symonds.
- "The Expressman and the Detective", Allan Pinkerton.