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    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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