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Overthrow, vb. (cf. O'erthrow) 1) to ruin, to bring to nothing, to destroy: “you're shamed, you're --n, you're undone for ever,” Wiv. III, 3, 102. “and all the preparation --n,” Ado II, 2, 51. “you have --n Alisander the conqueror,” LLL V, 2, 577. “seeks to o. religion,” H6A I, 3, 65. “so many captains, gentlemen and soldiers, that in this quarrel have been --n,” V, 4, 105 (== killed). “though fortune's malice o. my state,” H6C IV, 3, 46. by thee (death) “quite --n,” Rom. IV, 5, 57. “treasons capital have --n him,” Mcb. I, 3, 116. “our devices still are --n,” Hml. III, 2, 222.
2) to defeat, to beat, to conquer: As I, 2, 266. As I, 2, 266 H4B IV, 4, 99. Caes. V, 3, 52. Oth. II, 3, 85.
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