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overthrow

verb uk   us   (overthrew, overthrown)

overthrow verb (DEFEAT)

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈθrəʊ/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈθroʊ/ [T] to defeat or remove someone from power, using force: He said that Allende's government in Chile was overthrown by the army and the CIA in 1973.

overthrow verb (THROW)

uk   /ˈəʊ.və.θrəʊ/  us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ.θroʊ/ /ˌəʊ.vəˈθrəʊ/ [I or T] US to throw a ball past the person or object you intended to throw to: Joe Montana overthrew (the pass).

overthrow

noun uk   /ˈəʊ.və.θrəʊ/  us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ.θroʊ/

overthrow noun (DEFEAT)

[C usually singular] an occasion when someone or something is removed from power using force: the overthrow of the monarchy

overthrow noun (THROW)

[C usually singular] the act of throwing a ball too far [C] a score in cricket made when the ball is thrown past the person it was intended to be thrown to
Translations of “overthrow”
in Vietnamese lật đổ…
in Spanish derrocar, derribar…
in Thai ล้มล้างจากอำนา…
in Malaysian menggulingkan…
in French renverser…
in German umstürzen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 打敗, (用武力)推翻,打倒…
in Indonesian menumbangkan…
in Russian свергать…
in Turkish devirmek, düşürmek, zorla devirmek/alaşağı etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打败, (用武力)推翻,打倒…
in Polish obalić…
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