overthrown overthrown  /ˌoʊ vərθ ˈroʊn/


  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. Michael Jackson's death should have provided a blueprint for how new media has overthrown old.
  2. After the shackles of colonialism were overthrown, largely after World War II, the 21st century was supposed to herald the ascent of democracy in Asia.
  3. Thirty years after his father was overthrown by a popular uprising, the former crown prince of Iran has a unique perspective on the demonstrations gripping Iran these days.


  1. Abbas hails Egypt's new interim president

    Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Thursday congratulated Adly Mansour on his appointment as Egypt's interim president a day after Mohamed Morsi was overthrown by the Egyptian army.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Fox News

  2. 7 Reasons Why Russia Isn't Egypt

    Virtually every time an autocratic government is overthrown by a popular uprising people openly start speculating "so when is the same thing going to happen in Russia?" John McCain has been one of the most persistent and vocal in doing so, but every time the "dictators club" loses a member a lot of people in Washington look at the Kremlin and can't help but think "Next!"
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Egypt's army ousts Morsi, who calls it a 'coup'

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's first democratically elected president was overthrown by the military Wednesday, ousted after just one year in office by the same kind of Arab Spring uprising that brought the Islamist leader to power.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "Afghanistan is not lost, but for several years it has moved backwards," Obama said. "There is no imminent threat of the government being overthrown, but the Taliban has gained momentum. Al Qaeda has not reemerged in Afghanistan in the same...
    on Dec 1, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: The Hill

  2. "On several of those balls ...... I thought it was actually going to be overthrown and it ended up 10 yards shorter than where I had intended. Why? I have no idea," said Favre, whose Packers had a bye last week. "Don't write the same story...
    on Oct 25, 2007 By: Brett Favre Source: USA Today

  3. "In the end, (Olmert) will either resign or be overthrown," Nasrallah said.
    on Jan 19, 2007 By: Hassan Nasrallah Source: International Herald Tribune

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