verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of overturn
Synonyms for overturn
Examples from the Web for overturned
That indictment was then overturned by a second grand jury that decided not to bring charges against the officer.After No Indictment for Eric Garner Killer, Is NYC the Next Ferguson?|Jacob Siegel|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An overturned tricycle lays feet away as an ominous sky lingers in the background.Garry Winogrand’s American Hustle Comes To The Met|Justin Jones|June 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Angry people tore a Russian flag down, and overturned vehicles parked outside the embassy.
Though the proposition was overturned by courts and never became law—it had a lasting impact on the Golden State.Inside California's Crazy Race To Be The GOP Gubernatorial Candidate|Olivia Nuzzi|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those laws were not overturned until after a Royal Commission into police and government corruption in the state.
In Cagayan a mountain was overturned, and a whole town engulfed at its foot.A Visit to the Philippine Islands|John Bowring
She overturned Arthur Macdonald's top in her flurry, just when he had lashed it up into a beautiful spin.The Little Girl Lost|Eleanor Raper
As he crossed the rippled sand he was startled to see a moccasin print near the overturned canoe.Dan Carter and the Great Carved Face|Mildred A. Wirt
The motor was overturned, the two deserters being killed immediately.In the Foreign Legion|Erwin Rosen
Now her head fell, and Norma saw the florid colour drain from her face as wine drains from an overturned glass.The Beloved Woman|Kathleen Norris
early 13c., of a wheel, "to rotate, roll over," from over- + turn (v.). Attested from c.1300 in general transitive sense "to throw over violently;" figurative meaning "to ruin, destroy" is from late 14c. Of judicial decisions, "to reverse," it is attested from 1826. Related: Overturned; overturning.