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    overthrow - Dictionary definition and meaning for word overthrow

    (noun) the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force) Definition
    (noun) the act of disturbing the mind or body
    Synonyms : derangement , upset
    Example Sentence
    • his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset
    • she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living
    (verb) cause the downfall of; of rulers
    Synonyms : bring down , overturn , subvert
    Example Sentence
    • The Czar was overthrown
    • subvert the ruling class
    (verb) rule against
    Synonyms : override , overrule , overturn , reverse
    Example Sentence
    • The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill
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