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Verb: overturn  ,ow-vu(r)'turn
  1. Turn from an upright or normal position
    "The big vase overturned";
    - turn over, tip over, tump over
     
  2. Cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
    "the clumsy customer overturned the vase";
    - tip over, turn over, upset, knock over, bowl over, tump over
     
  3. Rule against
    "The Republicans were overturned when the House voted on the bill";
    - overrule, override, overthrow, reverse
     
  4. Cause the downfall of; of rulers
    "overturn the ruling class";
    - overthrow, subvert, bring down
     
  5. Cancel officially
    "He overturned the ban on smoking";
    - revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, rescind, vacate
     
  6. Change radically
    - revolutionize, revolutionise [Brit]
Noun: overturn  ,ow-vu(r)'turn
  1. The act of upsetting something
    - upset, turnover
     
  2. An improbable and unexpected victory
    "the biggest overturn since David beat Goliath";
    - upset

Derived forms: overturned, overturns, overturning

Type of: alter, cancel, change, decree, depose, displace, force out, inversion, modify, move, rule, strike down, success, turn, upending

Encyclopedia: Overturn