Pronunciación: /əʊvəˈθrəʊ /(past overthrew; past participle overthrown) [with object]
- 1Remove forcibly from power: military coups which had attempted to overthrow the KingMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Didn't you just say a military general who comes to power by forcibly overthrowing the legitimate government of a nation is an illegitimate leader?
- When the powers that be were overthrown, the rebels took their vengeance out on the Jews, whom they saw as collaborators with the former regime.
- Spain and Portugal lost most of their colonies - some falling to rival European powers, but most overthrown by revolution among their settler-descended populations.
- 1.1Put an end to (something) by the use of force: their subversive activities are calculated to overthrow parliamentary democracyMás ejemplos en oraciones
- These conflicts must not be overlooked, for we are confronted by powerful forces eager to overthrow the basic premises of the Enlightenment.
- They would create some kind of great force that would overthrow the old order.
- The classic Newtonian view of gravity as a simple force between objects was overthrown by Einstein's vision of gravity as the result of objects warping space and time.
- 1.2 • archaic Knock or throw to the ground: one who is already prostrate cannot be overthrownMás ejemplos en oraciones
- There, in each pediment, were figures engaged in combat some overthrown and prostrate others sinking to their knees, and covering their heads with their shields.
- 2Throw (a ball) further than the intended distance: he grips the ball too tight and overthrows itMás ejemplos en oraciones
- He was overthrowing, keeping the ball up, trying too hard to win every game.
- He is best when he keeps the ball down; overthrowing and muscling up usually result in more high, hitable pitches.
- When he has fallen behind hitters, he has overthrown, trying to blow his fastball past hitters.
- 2.1chiefly North American Throw a ball beyond (a receiving player): Dodge overthrew a receiver in the end zoneMás ejemplos en oraciones
- His performance has been steady, but he also has overthrown several open receivers on plays that should have gone for touchdowns.
- He was trying to get the ball to tight end Charlie Young, but he overthrew him.
Pronunciación: /ˈəʊvəθrəʊ /Volver al principio
- 1 [in singular] A removal from power: plotting the overthrow of the governmentMás ejemplos en oraciones
removal (from office/power), downfall, fall, collapse, toppling, undoing, deposition, ousting, displacement, supplanting, unseating, subversion, dethronement, disestablishment, dissolutiondisplacement, fall, rout, collapse, downfall, demise, break-up, subversion, annihilation, dissolution
- A violent act by a slave against a white person could never be just that; it always carried with it the implicit threat of slave rebellion and the overthrow of white power.
- Its central theme is the struggle between love and power, the overthrow of a world gripped by greed and oppression, and its replacement by one ruled by freedom and benevolence.
- Early last century, the Bolshevik was plotting the overthrow of capitalism.
- 2(In cricket, baseball, and other games) a throw which sends a ball past its intended recipient or target.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- His first incompletion was an overthrow of a deep ball that would've made it eight in a row and three touchdowns.
- Numerous overthrows, wides and no balls showed the drawbacks inherent in blind cricket.
- In the mentioned situation, the act of handing the ball to the boy is the same as an overthrow into dead territory.
- 2.1A score made because the ball has been overthrown: his throw missed the stumps and went for four overthrowsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Vaughan played the ball down to third man and, as the players completed a quick two, Akram's wild throw took the ball far out of the reach of the wicketkeeper and straight to the boundary for four overthrows.
- Vaughan was next in and off his second delivery he scored a five, playing Ormond to extra cover for a single and then picking up four overthrows as Sutcliffe aimed at the stumps and missed.
- A ball just short of a length from Silverwood went over the top of Spearman's stumps but the right-hander responded with a boundary and soon afterwards there were four overthrows as Martyn aimed at the stumps and missed.
- 3A panel of decorated wrought-iron work above an arch or gateway.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- The overthrow, particularly popular in the Baroque era commencing in the 17th century, refers to the crowning section of ornamental wrought iron work which forms a decorative crest above a wrought iron gate.
- A large wrought-iron arched overthrow for double gates or doors, with Greek Revival motifs and laurel swags.