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overturn

overturn

overturn - Dictionary definition and meaning for word overturn

Definition
(noun) the act of upsetting something
Synonyms : turnover , upset
Example Sentence
  • he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed

Definition
(noun) an improbable and unexpected victory
Synonyms : upset
Example Sentence
  • the biggest upset since David beat Goliath

Definition
(verb) turn from an upright or normal position
Synonyms : tip over , tump over , turn over
Example Sentence
  • The big vase overturned
  • The canoe tumped over

Definition
(verb) cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
Example Sentence
  • The cat knocked over the flower vase
  • the clumsy customer turned over the vase
  • he tumped over his beer

Definition
(verb) rule against
Synonyms : override , overrule , overthrow , reverse
Example Sentence
  • The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill

Definition
(verb) cause the downfall of; of rulers
Synonyms : bring down , overthrow , subvert
Example Sentence
  • The Czar was overthrown
  • subvert the ruling class

Definition
(verb) cancel officially
Example Sentence
  • He revoked the ban on smoking
  • lift an embargo
  • vacate a death sentence

Definition
(verb) change radically
Example Sentence
  • E-mail revolutionized communication in academe

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