Overthrow vs Defeature - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between overthrow and defeature
is that overthrow
is to throw down to the ground, to overturn or overthrow
can be (intransitive) to throw (something) so that it goes too far while defeature
) to deform.
As nouns the difference between overthrow and defeature
is that overthrow
is a removal, especially of a ruler or government, by force or threat of force or overthrow
can be (sports) a throw that goes too far while defeature
is defeat, overthrow, ruin or defeature
can be disfigurement, defacement, deformation.
To throw down to the ground, to overturn.
* 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , John II:
* Jeremy Taylor
- And he made a scourge of smale cordes, and drave them all out off the temple, bothe shepe and oxen, and powred doune the changers money, and overthrue their tables.
To bring about the downfall of (a government, etc.), especially by force.
- His wife overthrew the table.
- I hate the current government, but not enough to want to overthrow them.
- When the walls of Thebes he overthrew .
- [Gloucester] that seeks to overthrow religion.
A removal, especially of a ruler or government, by force or threat of force.
- What then must we do? Why, work night and day, body and soul, for the overthrow of the human race!
* (removal by force) downfall
* (removal by force) collapse
(intransitive) To throw (something) so that it goes too far.
(sports) A throw that goes too far.
(cricket) A run scored by the batting side when a fielder throws the ball back to the infield, whence it continues to the opposite outfield.
- He overthrew first base, for an error.
Defeat, overthrow, ruin.
(lb) To deform.
Disfigurement, defacement, deformation.
* (rfdate) , The Comedy of Errors , act ii, scene 1
- What ruins are in me that can be found, / By him not ruin'd? then is he the ground / of my defeatures .