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Military plotters were working to overthrow the regime. The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and RevengeYet the constitution says the army can overthrow a leader if people are unhappy with him. The Sun (2016)The latter was not so much a practical attempt to overthrow monarchy as a creed. The Search for Justice - a history of Britain and the British people Volume III (1990)October in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the governor. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Could incite overthrow of the regime. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The military overthrow of the Egyptian government produced an unwelcome rise in oil prices. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When such power monopolies emerge, can any force overthrow them other than regulatory intervention? LIVING ON THE FAULT LINE, REVISED EDITION (2002)He was overthrown by the military in 2006 and sentenced in absentia to two years in prison for corruption. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Q Who was behind plot to overthrow government? The Sun (2016)Not radical as in wishing to overthrow the Government, or change the political system. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In short, it is impossible to imagine the people of Britain could possibly overthrow a government. The Sun (2011)C Demand a military-style coup to overthrow the management. The Sun (2012)
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British English: overthrow VERB
When a government or leader is overthrown, they are removed from power by force.
That government was overthrown in a military coup three years ago.
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