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 for Overthrew
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Overthrow \O`ver*throw"\, v. t. [imp. Overthrew; p. p.
     Overthrown; p. pr. & vb. n. Overthrowing.]
     1. To throw over; to overturn; to upset; to turn upside down.
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              His wife overthrew the table.         --Jer. Taylor.
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     2. To cause to fall or to fail; to subvert; to defeat; to
        make a ruin of; to destroy; as, to overthrow a government.
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              When the walls of Thebes he overthrew. --Dryden.
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              [Gloucester] that seeks to overthrow religion.
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     3. (Baseball) To throw (a baseball) beyond; to throw too high
        and too far; to overshoot[1]; as, the shortstop overthrew
        the first baseman.
     Syn: To demolish; overturn; prostrate; destroy; ruin;
          subvert; overcome; conquer; defeat; discomfit; vanquish;
          beat; rout.
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