overthrow

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌəʊvərˈθrəʊ/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/v. ˌoʊvɚˈθroʊ; n. ˈoʊvɚˌθroʊ/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(v. ō′vər thrō; n. ōvər thrō′)



Inflections of 'overthrow' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
overthrow
v 3rd person singular
overthrowing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
overthrew
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
overthrown
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

overthrow

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. overthrew the [regime, government, tyrant, dictator]
  2. trying to overthrow the [regime]
  3. overthrow [apartheid, democracy]
  4. [attempt, try, plan, plot, conspire] to overthrow the [regime]
  5. an attempt to overthrow the [regime]
  6. was overthrown by [rebels, the opposition, a coup]
  7. the [power, desire, capacity] to overthrow the [regime]
  8. overthrew the [ball, pitch, pass]
  9. the [ball] was slightly overthrown by
n
  1. the overthrow of the [regime, government, ruler]
  2. are [plotting, planning] the overthrow of
  3. sports: [several, five, many] overthrows (in the game)
  4. sports: overthrows in the [innings, period, game]
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