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 for overthrow
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Overthrow \O`ver*throw"\, v. t. [imp. Overthrew; p. p.
     Overthrown; p. pr. & vb. n. Overthrowing.]
     1. To throw over; to overturn; to upset; to turn upside down.
        [1913 Webster]
              His wife overthrew the table.         --Jer. Taylor.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To cause to fall or to fail; to subvert; to defeat; to
        make a ruin of; to destroy; as, to overthrow a government.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
              When the walls of Thebes he overthrew. --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
              [Gloucester] that seeks to overthrow religion.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Baseball) To throw (a baseball) beyond; to throw too high
        and too far; to overshoot[1]; as, the shortstop overthrew
        the first baseman.
     Syn: To demolish; overturn; prostrate; destroy; ruin;
          subvert; overcome; conquer; defeat; discomfit; vanquish;
          beat; rout.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Overthrow \O"ver*throw`\, n.
     1. The act of overthrowing; the state of being overthrown;
        [1913 Webster]
              Your sudden overthrow much rueth me.  --Spenser.
        [1913 Webster]
        (a) (Baseball) The act of throwing a ball too high, as
            over a player's head.
        (b) (Cricket) A faulty return of the ball by a fielder, so
            that the striker makes an additional run.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by
      2: 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"
         [syn: upset, derangement, overthrow]
      v 1: cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was
           overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class" [syn: overthrow,
           subvert, overturn, bring down]
      2: rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House
         voted on the bill" [syn: overrule, overturn, override,
         overthrow, reverse]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  353 Moby Thesaurus words for "overthrow":
     Waterloo, about-face, accommodate, accommodation, adapt,
     adaptation, adjust, adjustment, alter, alteration, ameliorate,
     amelioration, answer, answer conclusively, apoplexy, apostasy,
     argue down, arise, beat, beating, best, better, betterment,
     bloodless revolution, bouleversement, break, break up, breakdown,
     breakup, bring down, bust, capsizal, capsize, careen, cashier,
     cashiering, cataclysm, catastrophe, change, change of heart,
     changeableness, clean slate, clean sweep, climax, collapse,
     complete answer, computer revolution, confound, confounding,
     confutation, confute, conquer, conquering, conquest,
     constructive change, continuity, contradict, contradiction,
     controversion, controvert, conversion, convert, convulsion,
     counterrevolution, crash, crush, crushing, culbute, culbuter,
     deathblow, debacle, deck, deconsecrate, deconsecration, defeasance,
     defeat, defection, deform, defrock, defrocking, degeneration,
     degenerative change, demolish, demolition, denature, denial, deny,
     deposal, depose, deposing, deposition, deprivation, destroy,
     destruction, deterioration, dethrone, dethronement, deviation,
     diastrophism, difference, disaster, disbar, disbarment, disbarring,
     discontinuity, discrediting, discrown, discrownment, disenthrone,
     disenthronement, dismiss, dismissal, displace, displacement,
     dispose of, divergence, diversification, diversify, diversion,
     diversity, downcast, downfall, downthrow, drubbing, drum out,
     effective rejoinder, end, excommunicate, excommunication, expel,
     expulsion, failure, fall, finish, firing, fit, fitting, flip-flop,
     floor, forced resignation, give the gate, gradual change, hiding,
     honeycomb, impeachment, improve, improvement, insurge, insurrect,
     keel over, kick upstairs, kicking upstairs, knock over, lambasting,
     lathering, licking, liquidate, liquidation, master, mastery,
     meliorate, melioration, mitigate, mitigation, modification, modify,
     modulate, modulation, mount the barricades, mutate, mutineer,
     mutiny, nonplus, oust, ouster, ousting, overcome, overcoming,
     overmaster, overmatch, overpower, overset, overthrowal, overturn,
     overturning, overwhelm, palace revolution, paroxysm, parry,
     pension, pension off, pensioning off, precipitation, prostration,
     purge, put to silence, quake, qualification, qualify, quashing,
     quietus, radical change, re-create, re-creation, read out of,
     realign, realignment, rebel, rebuild, rebut, rebuttal, reconstruct,
     redesign, reduce to silence, refit, reform, reformation, refutal,
     refutation, refute, reluct, reluctate, remake, remaking, removal,
     remove, remove from office, renew, renewal, reshape, reshaping,
     restructure, restructuring, retire, retirement, revamp, reversal,
     revival, revive, revivification, revolt, revolute, revolution,
     revolutionary war, revolutionize, revulsion, ring the changes,
     riot, rise, rise up, rout, ruin, run riot, sabotage, sap,
     sap the foundations, send flying, settle, shellacking, shift,
     shift the scene, shuffle the cards, shut up, silence, smash,
     smash all opposition, somersault, somerset, spasm, spill, squash,
     squelch, strike, striking alteration, strip of office,
     strip of rank, stroke, subdual, subduing, subjugation, subversion,
     subvert, sudden change, superannuate, superannuation, suppression,
     surmount, suspend, suspension, sweeping change, switch,
     tabula rasa, technological revolution, temblor, thrash, thrashing,
     throw down, throw over, tidal wave, tip over, topple, topple over,
     toppling, topsy-turvify, topsy-turvy, total change, transilience,
     transition, trimming, trip, trip up, trouncing, tsunami, tumble,
     turn, turn a somersault, turn over, turn the scale,
     turn the tables, turn the tide, turn topsy-turvy, turn turtle,
     turn upside down, turnabout, turnover, unchurch, unchurching,
     undermine, undermining, undoing, unfrock, unfrocking, unhorse,
     unsaddle, unseat, unseating, unthrone, upend, upheaval, upset,
     upsetting, upturn, vanquishment, variation, variety, vary,
     violent change, weaken, whipping, work a change, worsen, worsening,

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