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overthrow

verb [T] (DEFEAT)    /ˌəʊ.vəˈθrəʊ/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚˈθroʊ/ (overthrew, overthrown)
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.Taking action against people in power
(Definition of overthrow verb (DEFEAT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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