1 Henry VI: subverts

From William Shakespeare’s Henry VI, part 1 (II: 3):


These are his substance, sinews, arms and strength,
With which he yoketh your rebellious necks,
Razeth your cities and subverts your towns
And in a moment makes them desolate.

subverts: To bring about the downfall of: bring down, overthrow, overturn, topple, tumble, unhorse.