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overthrow

verb uk   (overthrew, overthrown) us  

overthrow verb (DEFEAT)

  /ˌəʊ.vəˈθrəʊ/    /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)

  /ˈəʊ.və.θrəʊ/    /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
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