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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. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. (Baseball) To throw (a baseball) beyond; to throw too high and too far; to overshoot; as, the shortstop overthrew the first baseman. [PJC] Syn: To demolish; overturn; prostrate; destroy; ruin; subvert; overcome; conquer; defeat; discomfit; vanquish; beat; rout. [1913 Webster]