tr.v. o·ver·threw (-thr), o·ver·thrown (-thrn), o·ver·throw·ing, o·ver·throws
1. To throw over; overturn.
2. To bring about the downfall or destruction of, especially by force or concerted action: a plot to overthrow the government.
3. Sports To throw an object over and beyond (an intended mark): The infielder overthrew first base.
1. An instance of overthrowing, especially one that results in downfall or destruction.
2. Sports The throwing of a ball over and beyond a target, especially in baseball.
Synonyms: overthrow, overturn, subvert, topple, upset
These verbs mean to cause the downfall, destruction, abolition, or undoing of: overthrow an empire; overturn existing institutions; subverting civil order; toppled the government; upset all our plans.