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overthrow

Noun

1 the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)
2 the act of disturbing the mind or body; "his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset"; "she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living" [syn: upset, derangement]

Verb

1 cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class" [syn: subvert, overturn, bring down]
2 rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill" [syn: overrule, overturn, override, reverse] [also: overthrown, overthrew]overthrown See overthrow

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Pronunciation

  • /ovəɻ'θɻɔʊn/

Verb

overthrown

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