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English noun: overthrow

1. overthrow (act) the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)

Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, termination

Narrower (hyponym)subversion, subversive activity

2. overthrow (act) the act of disturbing the mind or body

SamplesHis carelessness could have caused an ecological upset.
She was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living.

Synonymsderangement, upset

Broader (hypernym)disturbance

English verb: overthrow

1. overthrow (social) cause the downfall of; of rulers

SamplesThe Czar was overthrown.
Subvert the ruling class.

Synonymsbring down, overturn, subvert

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)depose, force out

Narrower (hyponym)revolutionize

2. overthrow (cognition) rule against

SamplesThe Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill.

Synonymsoverride, overrule, overturn, reverse

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)decree, rule

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