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Definition of overthrow verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



overthrow somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overthrow
he / she / it overthrows
past simple overthrew
past participle overthrown
-ing form overthrowing
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to remove a leader or a government from a position of power by force The president was overthrown in a military coup.
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