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  1. present participle of overthrow

Extensive Definition

Overthrow may refer to:
  • Overthrow, a change in government, often achieved by force or through a coup.
    • The 5th October Overthrow, or Bulldozer Revolution, the events of 2000 that led to the downfall of Slobodan Milošević in the former Yugoslavia.
    • Overthrow of the Hawai'ian Monarchy, the 1893 coup d'état by European and American businessmen that overthrew Queen Lili`uokalani of Hawai'i.
  • Overthrow (book), a book by Stephen Kinzer released in 2006 about the United States's involvement in overthrowing governments.
  • Overthrow (cricket), an extra run scored by a batsman as a result of the ball not being collected by a fielder in the centre, having been thrown in from the outfield.
  • Overthrow (structure), the crowning section of ornamental wrought iron work which forms a decorative crest above a wrought iron gate.
  • Overthrow (comics), a relatively obscure DC Comics supervillain who fought the Blue Beetle.
  • Overthrow (band), Reggae/Punk/Rock Band from London UK
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