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evert

[ih-vurt] /ɪˈvɜrt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to turn outward or inside out.
Origin of evert
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425 for earlier past participle sense; 1795-1805 for current sense; late Middle English < Latin ēvertere to overturn, equivalent to ē- e-1 + vertere to turn
Related forms
uneverted, adjective

Evert

[ev-ert] /ˈɛv ərt/
noun
1.
Chris(tine Marie) born 1954, U.S. tennis player.
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  • To evert and Hakon was assigned the duty of pulling in the nets.

    The Land of the Long Night Paul du Chaillu
  • In which class, however, he again did not include evert Winthrop.

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  • But how could you suppose I meant that she had designs upon evert for herself?

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  • But how can I like the idea of sharing you with a stranger, evert?

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  • If you should ever marry that girl, evert, my heart would be broken!

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  • I must say I cannot see the nobility in it that you and evert see.

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  • Because I did; that night, and for some time afterwards, I adored you, evert.

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  • After a pause: "You heard from evert this morning, I believe?"

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  • In the mean while she has been engaged to another man—evert Winthrop.

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  • "I cannot let you go alone," said evert Winthrop, decidedly.

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British Dictionary definitions for evert

evert

/ɪˈvɜːt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to turn (an eyelid, the intestines, or some other bodily part) outwards or inside out
Derived Forms
eversible, adjective
eversion, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin ēvertere to overthrow, from vertere to turn

Evert

/ˈɛvət/
noun
1.
Chris(tine). born 1954, US tennis player: winner of eighteen Grand Slam singles titles (1974–86), including the French Open a record seven times, the US Open a record six times, and Wimbledon three times
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evert in Medicine

evert e·vert (ĭ-vûrt')
v. e·vert·ed, e·vert·ing, e·verts
To turn inside out or outward.

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