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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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