Learn English Irregular Verbs - Overthrow

overthrow /ˌəʊvəˈθrəʊ/

  • 1 to defeat or remove someone (a leader or government) from power, especially using force:

    Their first aim is to overthrow imperialism.
    Not even the shrewdest and most charismatic of leaders have overthrown strong, stable governments in countries where the economy is functioning well.
    Men of the sword had overthrown nobles and kings.

  • 2 to throw a ball past the person or object you intended to throw to:

    Every time someone missed a catch or overthrew a ball, Michael would make some kind of comment.
    At some point, the catcher overthrew the pitcher, and the ball rolled to a stop about three feet from the base.

Past simple

  • overthrew  /ˌəʊvəˈθruː/

  • overthrowed

Past participle

  • overthrown  /ˌəʊvəˈθrəʊn/

  • overthrowed

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