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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoverthrowo‧ver‧throw1 /ˌəʊvəˈθrəʊ $ ˌoʊvərˈθroʊ/ ●○○ verb (past tense overthrew /-ˈθruː/, past participle overthrown /-ˈθrəʊn $ -ˈθroʊn/) [transitive]  1 PGPMto remove a leader or government from power, especially by force syn oust Rebels were already making plans to overthrow the government.2 GET RID OFto get rid of the rules, ideas, or systems of a society→ See Verb table
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overthrowThe dictatorship was overthrown after a year of fighting, in which thousands of people were killed.President Kassem was overthrown and murdered in 1963.a discovery that could overthrow conventional ideas about computingApparently when the military junta was overthrown Garcia managed to get sent over here through a contact in the embassy.Another extraordinary tale says that Ra, convinced mankind was plotting to overthrow him, sent Hathor to kill them all.On his one attempt at a long throw, he overthrew James Jett.These petitioners were not charged with an attempt to overthrow the Government.Early in 1939, Aung San was arrested for conspiring to overthrow the government.A small group of military officers overthrew the President in September.Its objective was to overthrow the Sandinista government.I overthrew your foes, Contrived for Pelias the worst of deaths.