2. To come upon from behind; to discover; to surprise; to capture; to overcome.
If a man be overtaken in a fault.Gal. vi. 1
I shall seeShak.
The winged vengeance overtake such children.
3. Hence, figuratively, in the past participle drunken. [Obs.] Holland.
(O`ver*talk") v. i. To talk to excess. Milton.
(O`ver*task") v. t. To task too heavily.
(O`ver*tax") v. t. To tax or to task too heavily.
(O`ver*te"di*ous) a. Too tedious.
(O`ver*tempt") v. t. To tempt exceedingly, or beyond the power of resistance. Milton.
(O`ver*throw") v. t. [imp. Overthrew ; p. p. Overthrown ; p. pr. & vb. n. Overthrowing.]
1. To throw over; to overturn; to upset; to turn upside down.
His wife overthrew the table.Jer. Taylor.
2. To cause to fall or to fail; to subvert; to defeat; to make a ruin of; to destroy.
When the walls of Thebes he overthrew.Dryden.
[Gloucester] that seeks to overthrow religion.Shak.
Syn. To demolish; overturn; prostrate; destroy; ruin; subvert; overcome; conquer; defeat; discomfit; vanquish; beat; rout.
1. The act of overthrowing; the state of being overthrow; ruin.
Your sudden overthrow much rueth me.Spenser.
2. (a) (Baseball) The act of throwing a ball too high, as over a player's head. (b) (Cricket) A faulty
return of the ball by a fielder, so that the striker makes an additional run.
1. Having a transverse position; placed or situated across; hence, opposite. "Our overthwart neighbors."
2. Crossing in kind or disposition; perverse; adverse; opposing. "Overthwart humor." Clarendon.
(O"ver*thwart"), adv. Across; crosswise; transversely. "Y'clenched overthwart and endelong."
(O"ver*thwart"), prep. Across; from alde to side of. "Huge trees overthwart one another."
(O"ver*thwart`), n. That which is overthwart; an adverse circumstance; opposition. [Obs.]
(O`ver*thwart"), v. t. To cross; to oppose. [Obs.]