Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[verb oh-ver-throh; noun oh-ver-throh] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈθroʊ; noun ˈoʊ vərˌθroʊ/

verb (used with object), overthrew, overthrown, overthrowing.
to depose, as from a position of power; overcome, defeat, or vanquish:
to overthrow a tyrant.
to put an end to by force, as a government or institution.
to or knock down; overturn; topple:
The heavy winds overthrew numerous telephone poles and trees.
to knock down and demolish.
to (something) too far.
Baseball. (of a pitcher) to too hard, often affecting control or straining the arm.
Archaic. to destroy the sound condition of (the mind).
verb (used without object), overthrew, overthrown, overthrowing.
to too far:
If I hadn’t overthrown, it would have been a sure putout.
the act of overthrowing; state or condition of being overthrown.
deposition from power.
defeat; destruction; ruin.
verb (ˌəʊvəˈθrəʊ) -throws, -throwing, -threw, -thrown
(transitive) to effect the downfall or destruction of (a ruler, institution, etc), esp by force
(transitive) to throw or turn over
(transitive) to throw (something, esp a ball) too far
noun (ˈəʊvəˌθrəʊ)
an act of overthrowing
downfall; destruction


early 14c., “to knock down,” from over- + throw (v.). Figurative sense of “to cast down from power, defeat” is attested from late 14c. Related: Overthrown; overthrowing. Earlier in same senses was overwerpen “to overturn (something), overthrow; destroy,” from Old English oferweorpan (see warp (v.)).

1510s, “act of overthrowing,” from over- + throw (n.).


Read Also:

  • Overthrust

    [oh-ver-thruhst] /ˈoʊ vərˌθrʌst/ noun, Geology. 1. a with a low dip and a large slip. 2. a in which the hanging wall was the one that moved (opposed to ). /ˈəʊvəˌθrʌst/ noun 1. (geology) a reverse fault in which the rocks on the upper surface of a fault plane have moved over the rocks on […]

  • Overthrust-belt

    noun, (sometimes initial capital letters) Geology. 1. an elongate area in which thick rock layers have been pushed over one another by compressional forces within the earth’s crust.

  • Overtight

    [tahyt] /taɪt/ adjective, tighter, tightest. 1. firmly or closely fixed in place; not easily moved; secure: a tight knot. 2. drawn or stretched so as to be tense; taut. 3. affording little or no extra room; fitting closely, especially too closely: a tight collar. 4. difficult to deal with or manage: to be in a […]

  • Overtighten

    [tahyt-n] /ˈtaɪt n/ verb (used with or without object) 1. to make or become or . /ˈtaɪtən/ verb 1. to make or become tight or tighter 2. tighten one’s belt, to economize v. “to make tight,” 1727; the earlier verb was simply tight, from Old English tyhtan, from the root of tight. Related: Tightened; tightening.

Disclaimer: Overthrow definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.