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Dictionary definition for: Overthrow

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

2. (v) cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown" "subvert the ruling class"

3. (n) 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"

4. (v) rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"

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