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"overthrow" in British English

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uk /ˌəʊ.vəˈθrəʊ/ us /ˌoʊ.vɚˈθroʊ/ overthrew, overthrown

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).


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 allegedly plotted to overthrow the government.
noun [ C ] us /ˈoʊ·vərˌθroʊ/

The overthrow of the dictatorship occurred in 1922.

(Definition of “overthrow” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)