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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 over·throw /ˌovɚ/

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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·ver·throw n.
 1. The act of overthrowing; the state of being overthrown; ruin.
    Your sudden overthrow much rueth me.   --Spenser.
 2. (a) Baseball The act of throwing a ball too high, as over a player's head. (b) Cricket A faulty return of the ball by a fielder, so that the striker makes an additional run.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by
      2: the act of disturbing the mind or body; "his carelessness
         could have caused an ecological upset"; "she was
         unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way
         of living" [syn: upset, derangement]
      v 1: cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown";
           "subvert the ruling class" [syn: subvert, overturn,
           bring down]
      2: rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House
         voted on the bill" [syn: overrule, overturn, override,
      [also: overthrown, overthrew]