O`ver*throw" (?), v. t. [imp. Overthrew (?); p. p. Overthrown (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Overthrowing.]


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

His wife overthrew the table. Jer. Taylor.


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

When the walls of Thebes he overthrew. Dryden.

[Gloucester] that seeks to overthrow religion. Shak.

Syn. -- To demolish; overturn; prostrate; destroy; ruin; subvert; overcome; conquer; defeat; discomfit; vanquish; beat; rout.


© Webster 1913.

O"ver*throw` (?), n.


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

Your sudden overthrow much rueth me. Spenser.

2. (a) Baseball

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

(b) Cricket

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


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