overthrow (Meaning)

Wordnet

overthrow (n)

the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)

the act of disturbing the mind or body

Wordnet

overthrow (v)

cause the downfall of; of rulers

rule against

Webster

overthrow (v. t.)

To throw over; to overturn; to upset; to turn upside down.

To cause to fall or to fail; to subvert; to defeat; to make a ruin of; to destroy.

Webster

overthrow (n.)

The act of overthrowing; the state of being overthrow; ruin.

The act of throwing a ball too high, as over a player's head.

A faulty return of the ball by a fielder, so that the striker makes an additional run.

overthrow Sentence Examples

  1. The rebels valiantly attempted to overthrow the oppressive regime.
  2. The dictator's brutal reign was finally overthrown in a violent uprising.
  3. The king's tyrannical rule was overthrown by a coalition of noblemen.
  4. The government was overthrown in a bloodless coup led by the military.
  5. The revolutionaries sought to overthrow the capitalist system and establish a socialist one.
  6. The unexpected overthrow of the monarchy shocked the nation.
  7. The people's unwavering determination ultimately led to the overthrow of the corrupt president.
  8. The deposed leader refused to accept his overthrow and launched a counteroffensive.
  9. The overthrow of the governor brought about a new era of prosperity and equality.
  10. The historical significance of the overthrow of the apartheid regime cannot be overstated.

FAQs About the word overthrow

the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force), the act of disturbing the mind or body, cause the downfall of; of rulers, rule againstTo throw

beating, loss,defeat,setback, whipping, trimming, plastering, collapse, licking, failure

win,victory, success, triumph, triumph, success, victory, win, accomplishment, sweep

The rebels valiantly attempted to overthrow the oppressive regime.

The dictator's brutal reign was finally overthrown in a violent uprising.

The king's tyrannical rule was overthrown by a coalition of noblemen.

The government was overthrown in a bloodless coup led by the military.