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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·ver·throw v. t. [imp. Overthrew p. p. Overthrown p. pr. & vb. n. Overthrowing.]
 1. To throw over; to overturn; to upset; to turn upside down.
    His wife overthrew the table.   --Jer. Taylor.
 2. To cause to fall or to fail; to subvert; to defeat; to make a ruin of; to destroy; as, to overthrow a government.
    When the walls of Thebes he overthrew.   --Dryden.
    [Gloucester] that seeks to overthrow religion.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To demolish; overturn; prostrate; destroy; ruin; subvert; overcome; conquer; defeat; discomfit; vanquish; beat; rout.