Overthrow

Definition of Overthrow

O`ver`throw´
v. t.1.To throw over; to overturn; to upset; to turn upside down.
[imp. Overthrew ; p. p. Overthrown ; p. pr. & vb. n. Overthrowing.]
His wife overthrew the table.
- Jer. Taylor.
2.To cause to fall or to fail; to subvert; to defeat; to make a ruin of; to destroy; as, to overthrow a government.
When the walls of Thebes he overthrew.
- Dryden.
[Gloucester] that seeks to overthrow religion.
- Shak.
3.(Baseball) To throw (a baseball) beyond; to throw too high and too far; to overshoot{1}; as, the shortstop overthrew the first baseman.
n.1.The act of overthrowing; the state of being overthrown; ruin.
Your sudden overthrow much rueth me.
- Spenser.
2.(Baseball) The act of throwing a ball too high, as over a player's head.

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