Definitions for overturn

Definitions for (noun) overturn

Main entry: overturn, upset

Definition: an improbable and unexpected victory

Usage: the biggest upset since David beat Goliath

Main entry: turnover, overturn, upset

Definition: the act of upsetting something

Usage: he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed

Definitions for (verb) overturn

Main entry: revolutionise, revolutionize, overturn

Definition: change radically

Usage: E-mail revolutionized communication in academe

Main entry: overthrow, overturn, override, overrule, reverse

Definition: rule against

Usage: The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill

Main entry: vacate, countermand, overturn, lift, annul, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke

Definition: cancel officially

Usage: He revoked the ban on smoking; lift an embargo; vacate a death sentence

Main entry: overturn, tump over, turn over, tip over

Definition: turn from an upright or normal position

Usage: The big vase overturned; The canoe tumped over

Main entry: overturn, upset, bowl over, tump over, turn over, tip over, knock over

Definition: cause to overturn from an upright or normal position

Usage: The cat knocked over the flower vase; the clumsy customer turned over the vase; he tumped over his beer

Main entry: subvert, overthrow, overturn, bring down

Definition: cause the downfall of; of rulers

Usage: The Czar was overthrown; subvert the ruling class

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