Associations to the word «Overturn»


OVERTURN, verb. To turn over, capsize or upset (something)
OVERTURN, verb. To overthrow or destroy something
OVERTURN, verb. (legal) To reverse a decision; to overrule or rescind
OVERTURN, verb. To diminish the significance of a previous defeat by winning; to comeback from.

Dictionary definition

OVERTURN, noun. The act of upsetting something; "he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed".
OVERTURN, noun. An improbable and unexpected victory; "the biggest upset since David beat Goliath".
OVERTURN, verb. Turn from an upright or normal position; "The big vase overturned"; "The canoe tumped over".
OVERTURN, verb. Cause to overturn from an upright or normal position; "The cat knocked over the flower vase"; "the clumsy customer turned over the vase"; "he tumped over his beer".
OVERTURN, verb. Rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill".
OVERTURN, verb. Cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class".
OVERTURN, verb. Cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence".
OVERTURN, verb. Change radically; "E-mail revolutionized communication in academe".

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