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 see
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.

[Gloucester] that seeks to overthrow religion.

Syn. — To demolish; overturn; prostrate; destroy; ruin; subvert; overcome; conquer; defeat; discomfit; vanquish; beat; rout.

(O"ver*throw`) n.

1. The act of overthrowing; the state of being overthrow; ruin.

Your sudden overthrow much rueth me.

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.

(O"ver*thwart") a.

1. Having a transverse position; placed or situated across; hence, opposite. "Our overthwart neighbors." Dryden.

2. Crossing in kind or disposition; perverse; adverse; opposing. "Overthwart humor." Clarendon.

(O"ver*thwart"), adv. Across; crosswise; transversely. "Y'clenched overthwart and endelong." Chaucer.

(O"ver*thwart"), prep. Across; from alde to side of. "Huge trees overthwart one another." Milton.

(O"ver*thwart`), n. That which is overthwart; an adverse circumstance; opposition. [Obs.] Surrey.

(O`ver*thwart"), v. t. To cross; to oppose. [Obs.]

  By PanEris using Melati.

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