overthrow-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: end the rule or supremacy of

The Government of President Carlos Herrera was overthrown at midnight Monday.
In 1975, leader Yakubu Gowon was overthrown in a bloodless coup.
Rebel currency traders overthrew the world's central banks.
The Akkadians overthrew the Sumerian culture.
The materialists overthrew the myth concerning the substantiality of the soul.
This lasted until the Supreme Court finally overthrew the law.
In the late fifties, three American physicists overthrew the 'law of parity.'

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: Change_of_leadership
PropBank: overthrow.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: throw over or beyond (a base/receiver)

Anderson overthrew the base, which allowed Fisher to score.
A couple of times it looked like he probably overthrew the ball, but the receiver was able to get there.
Whitehurst overthrew the receiver and the Tigers settled for the field goal.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM