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Definition of Overthrow


  1. To throw over; to overturn; to upset; to turn upside down.
  2. To cause to fall or to fail; to subvert; to defeat; to make a ruin of; to destroy.
  3. The act of overthrowing; the state of being overthrow; ruin.
  4. The act of throwing a ball too high, as over a player's head.
  5. A faulty return of the ball by a fielder, so that the striker makes an additional run.

Overthrow Quotations

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
Abraham Lincoln

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
Abraham Lincoln

I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
Niccolo Machiavelli

What has history said of eminence without honor, wealth without wisdom, power and possessions without principle? The answer is reiterated in the overthrow of the mightiest empires of ancient times. Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome! The four successive, universal powers of the past. What and where are they?
Orson F. Whitney

Islam is a violent, I was going to say religion, but it's not a religion. It's a political system. It's a violent political system bent on the overthrow of the governments of the world and world domination. That is the ultimate aim.
Pat Robertson
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Overthrow Translations

overthrow in Dutch is kappen, vellen, neervellen, wippen
overthrow in Finnish is kumota
overthrow in French is renverser
overthrow in Latin is perverto perverti perversum, verto, subvertio
overthrow in Norwegian is kantre
overthrow in Spanish is derrocar
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