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OWERTHRAW, v., n. Also owr(e)thraw, our-Sc. forms of Eng. overthrow. See Thraw. [ʌu(ə)r′θrɑ:] Sc. 1713  R. Wodrow Analecta (M.C.) II. 266:
Some day he was overthrauen by a clause in his daughter's contract of marriage, wherein he overlooked himself sadly.
Peb. 1715  A. Pennecuik Tweeddale (1815) 397:
My Lords, we will give in defences, According to our common law, And charge this Truth for great expences, Our friend has gotten sic ourthraw.
Edb. 1892  J. W. McLaren Poems 102:
The lassies o' Auld Reekie toun Are weel-faur'd, blythe, an' braw An' gin ye gang the warl' aroun' Ye canna them owrethraw.

[O.Sc. ourthraw, id., 1456.]

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