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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.
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.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
When the walls of Thebes he overthrew. --Dryden.
[Gloucester] that seeks to overthrow religion.
3. (Baseball) To throw (a baseball) beyond; to throw too high
and too far; to overshoot; as, the shortstop overthrew
the first baseman.
Syn: To demolish; overturn; prostrate; destroy; ruin;
subvert; overcome; conquer; defeat; discomfit; vanquish;
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
82 Moby Thesaurus words for "overthrown":
all up with, ausgespielt, bankrupt, beat, beaten, belied, bested,
blasted, blighted, broken, confounded, confuted, defeated,
deflated, denied, desolated, destroyed, devastated, discarded,
discomfited, discredited, dismissed, disproved, disputed, done for,
done in, down, down-and-out, exploded, exposed, fallen, finished,
fixed, floored, gone to pot, hors de combat, impugned, in ruins,
invalidated, irremediable, kaput, lambasted, lathered, licked,
negated, negatived, on the skids, outdone, overborne, overcome,
overmastered, overmatched, overpowered, overridden, overturned,
overwhelmed, panicked, punctured, put to rout, ravaged, refuted,
rejected, routed, ruined, ruinous, scattered, settled, shown up,
silenced, skinned, skinned alive, spoiled, stampeded, trimmed,
trounced, undone, upset, wasted, whelmed, whipped, worsted,
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