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overthrow

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overthrowo‧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
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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.
Related topics: Government
overthrowo‧ver‧throw2 /ˈəʊvəθrəʊ $ ˈoʊvərθroʊ/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 PGBEAT/DEFEATthe defeat and removal from power of a leader or government, especially by forceoverthrow of 🔊 The organization was dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism. 🔊 the overthrow of Mussolini
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overthrowThey openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions.After Edward II's overthrow in 1326 he was restored and he received back a substantial portion of his estates.He came to power after the overthrow of Haile Selassie.The public has reacted in this way because they felt a great relief at the overthrow of an oppressive and unpopular regime.All four had been cashiered following the overthrow of former President Moussa Traore on March 26.The necessary economic and social conditions had been created for the overthrow of capitalism and the construction of socialism.Those who had fought together for the overthrow of Charles I, now bickered amongst themselves.Dub reggae had themes dealing with the overthrow of Babylon and which were openly hostile to the white world.overthrow ofThe organization was dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism.the overthrow of Mussolini
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Verb table
overthrow
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyoverthrow
he, she, itoverthrows
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyoverthrew
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave overthrown
he, she, ithas overthrown
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad overthrown
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill overthrow
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have overthrown
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam overthrowing
he, she, itis overthrowing
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you, we, theyare overthrowing
Past
I, he, she, itwas overthrowing
you, we, theywere overthrowing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been overthrowing
he, she, ithas been overthrowing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been overthrowing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be overthrowing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been overthrowing
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