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overthrowverb

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: The ​quarterback overthrew (the ​pass).

overthrownoun

uk   /ˈəʊ.və.θrəʊ/  us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ.θroʊ/
(Definition of overthrow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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overthrowverb [T]

 us   /ˌoʊ·vərˈθroʊ/ (past tense overthrew  /ˌoʊ·vərˈθru/ , past participle overthrown  /ˌoʊ·vərˈθroʊn/ )
to ​remove from ​power, esp. by ​force: He ​allegedlyplotted to overthrow the ​government.
overthrow
noun [C]  us   /ˈoʊ·vərˌθroʊ/
The overthrow of the ​dictatorshipoccurred in 1922.
(Definition of overthrow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “overthrow”
in Spanish derrocar, derribar…
in Vietnamese lật đổ…
in Malaysian menggulingkan…
in Thai ล้มล้างจากอำนา…
in French renverser…
in German umstürzen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打败, (用武力)推翻,打倒…
in Turkish devirmek, düşürmek, zorla devirmek/alaşağı etmek…
in Russian свергать…
in Indonesian menumbangkan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 打敗, (用武力)推翻,打倒…
in Polish obalić…
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