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overturn

[ verb oh-ver-turn; noun oh-ver-turn ]
/ verb ˌoʊ vərˈtɜrn; noun ˈoʊ vərˌtɜrn /
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verb (used with object)

to cause (something) to turn onto its side, face, or back; upset: to overturn a vase.
to destroy the power or validity of; overthrow; defeat: The conspiracy finally overturned the regime.The new findings have not overturned the theory itself.
to reverse (an official or legal decision): Rather than accept defeat, the company filed a complaint in federal appeals court to overturn the ruling.

verb (used without object)

to turn onto its side, face, or back; capsize: When his canoe overturned, he lost scientific instruments and journals.

noun

the act of overturning.
the state of being overturned.

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Origin of overturn

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English; see origin at over-, turn

synonym study for overturn

1. See upset.

OTHER WORDS FROM overturn

o·ver·turn·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for overturn

overturn

verb (ˌəʊvəˈtɜːn)

to turn or cause to turn from an upright or normal position
(tr) to overthrow or destroy
(tr) to invalidate; reversethe bill was passed in the Commons but overturned in the Lords

noun (ˈəʊvəˌtɜːn)

the act of overturning or the state of being overturned
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