Definition of overthrow :
1. A faulty return of the ball by a fielder, so that the striker makes an additional run.
2. The act of overthrowing; the state of being overthrow; ruin.
3. The act of throwing a ball too high, as over a player's head.
4. To cause to fall or to fail; to subvert; to defeat; to make a ruin of; to destroy.
5. To throw over; to overturn; to upset; to turn upside down.
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defeat (part of speech: verb)
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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.
- We marvel at the energy which must have been employed on their overthrow, no less than at the art which raised such blocks of stone and placed them in position. - "Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III.", John Symonds.
- I had formed a plan to overthrow the testimony of the company by having a key made to fit their pouch, introducing it at the trial and proving that outsiders might have keys as well as the agents. - "The Expressman and the Detective", Allan Pinkerton.