overthrows (third person present) · overthrew (past tense) · overthrowing (present participle) · overthrown (past participle)
  1. remove forcibly from power.
    "military coups which had attempted to overthrow the King"
    remove (from office/power) · bring down · bring about the downfall of ·
    topple · bring low · undo · depose · oust · displace · supplant · unseat · subvert · dethrone · disestablish · dissolve · defenestrate · put an end to · defeat · conquer · displace · break up · subvert · annihilate · dissolve
    • put an end to (something) by the use of force.
      "their subversive activities are calculated to overthrow parliamentary democracy"
      suppress · put an end to · crush · quash · quell · overthrow ·
      stamp out · squash · repress · check · subdue
    • archaic
      knock or throw to the ground.
      "one who is already prostrate cannot be overthrown"
  2. throw (a ball) further than the intended distance.
    "he grips the ball too tight and overthrows it"
      throw a ball beyond (a receiving player).
      "Dodge overthrew a receiver in the end zone"
  1. a removal from power.
    "plotting the overthrow of the government"
  2. (in cricket, baseball, and other games) a throw which sends a ball past its intended recipient or target.
    • a score made because the ball has been overthrown.
      "his throw missed the stumps and went for four overthrows"
  3. a panel of decorated wrought-iron work above an arch or gateway.
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How to use overthrow in a sentence?
a popular movement aiming at the expropriation of the landowners and the overthrow of the autocracy.
their subversive activities are calculated to overthrow parliamentary democracy.
they were accused of complicity in the attempt to overthrow the government.
military coups which had attempted to overthrow the King.
his throw missed the stumps and went for four overthrows.
one who is already prostrate cannot be overthrown.
he grips the ball too tight and overthrows it.
there's a plot to overthrow the government.
Dodge overthrew a receiver in the end zone.
plotting the overthrow of the government.
the overthrow of the Peronist regime.
How to say overthrow in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans omverwerping
Arabic (VERB)الاطاحه, اطاحه, لﻹطاحة, إسقاط, قلب
Bangla উৎখাতের
Bosnian (Latin) svrgnuti
Bulgarian (NOUN)събаряне, свалянето
(VERB)сваляне, свали
Cantonese (Traditional) 推翻
Catalan (NOUN)enderrocament
Chinese Simplified 推翻
Chinese Traditional 推翻
Croatian (VERB)svrgne, zbaciti, srušiti
(NOUN)zbacivanja, rušenja
Czech (VERB)svrhnout, svržení
Danish (NOUN)omstyrtelse, styrte
(VERB)vælte, omstyrte, afsætte
Dutch (NOUN)omverwerping
Estonian (VERB)kukutada
Fijian vakadrukai
Filipino ibagsak
Finnish (VERB)kaataa, syrjäyttää, kukistaa, syöstä
French (VERB)renverser
German (VERB)stürzen, besiegen
(NOUN)Sturz, Umsturz
Greek (NOUN)ανατροπή, συντριβή
(VERB)ανατρέψουν, νικήσουν
Haitian Creole ranvèse
Hebrew (VERB)להפיל
Hindi अपदस्थ
Hungarian (VERB)megdönteni
Icelandic ofhenda sér
Indonesian (VERB)menggulingkan
Italian (VERB)rovesciare
Japanese (VERB)打倒, 転覆, 打ち倒す, 倒す, 倒し
Kiswahili kupinduliwa
Korean (VERB)타도, 전복
Latvian (VERB)gāzt
Lithuanian (VERB)nuversti
Malagasy hanongana
Malay (Latin) menggulingkan
Norwegian Bokmål styrte
Persian (VERB)سرنگونی, براندازی
Polish (NOUN)obalenia
Portuguese (VERB)derrubar, destronar, subverter, destituir, depor
(NOUN)derrubada, derrota, deposição
Querétaro Otomi derrocar 'na
Romanian (VERB)răstoarne, răsturna
Russian (VERB)свергнуть
Samoan faatoilaloina
Serbian (Cyrillic) збаци
Serbian (Latin) zbaci
Slovak (VERB)zvrhnúť
Slovenian (VERB)strmoglavljenje
Spanish (VERB)derrocar, derribar
Swedish (VERB)störta
(NOUN)störtandet, omstörtning
Tahitian rawa
Tamil தூக்கி
Telugu కూలదోసి
Thai โค่นล้ม
Tongan to'o 'a e
Turkish (NOUN)devrilmesi
Ukrainian (NOUN)повалення
Urdu تختہ
Vietnamese (VERB)lật đổ
Welsh Dilynodd
Yucatec Maya derrocar u
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