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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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