Definition of overthrow noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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BrE BrE//ˈəʊvəθrəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈoʊvərθroʊ//
[usually singular] the act of taking power by force from a leader or government
Extra examples A republic was declared following the overthrow of the monarchy. He was president from 1966 until his overthrow in 1970. Six men were questioned on suspicion of plotting the overthrow of the government. The group took power after the violent overthrow of the previous regime.
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