Meaning of overthrow
Pronunciation: (v.ō"vur-thrō'n.ō'vur-thrō"), [key]
— v., n. -threw, -thrown, -throw•ing,
- to depose, as from a position of power; overcome, defeat, or vanquish: to overthrow a tyrant.
- to put an end to by force, as a government or institution.
- to throw or knock down; overturn; topple: The heavy winds overthrew numerous telephone poles and trees.
- to knock down and demolish.
- to throw (something) too far.
- (of a pitcher) to throw too hard, often affecting control or straining the arm.
- to destroy the sound condition of (the mind).
- to throw too far: If I hadn't overthrown, it would have been a sure putout.
- the act of overthrowing; state or condition of being overthrown.
- deposition from power.
- defeat; destruction; ruin.
- overthrow (Thesaurus)