overthrew overthrew  /ˌoʊ vərθ ˈru/


  1. (n) the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)
  2. (n) the act of disturbing the mind or body
  3. (v) cause the downfall of; of rulers
  4. (v) rule against


  1. Twenty people who overthrew our inherited ideas about logic, language, learning, mathematics, economics and even space and time Freud, Einstein, Salk, Shockley, more.
  2. Before Castro overthrew Dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959, the three men controlled a race track and a huge gambling casino near Havana.
  3. He overthrew apartheid and created a nonracial democratic South Africa by knowing precisely when and how to transition between his roles as warrior, martyr, diplomat and statesman.



  1. "I overthrew a couple balls, trying to do too much after (the umpire's call)," Jimenez said. "That's the reason why I was flying open and my ball was staying up. I thought I was out of the inning and I had to get back on the mound. ...... I...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Ubaldo Jimenez Source: TSN

  2. "We missed on a couple big plays today," Favre said. "You can't afford to do that during the season, so I hope that we're getting that out of our system now. Those were my fault. I overthrew one, underthrew another one. I think that's where,...
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Brett Favre Source: Forbes

  3. Mr Mandela said he was proud to be inside Number 10, joking: "My wife and I are happy to be here because, as you know, this was one of our rulers, but we overthrew them."
    on Aug 28, 2007 By: Nelson Mandela Source: BBC News

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