Definition of Overturn

1. Noun. The act of upsetting something. "He was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"

Exact synonyms: Turnover, Upset
Generic synonyms: Inversion, Upending
Derivative terms: Turn Over, Turn Over, Upset

2. Verb. Turn from an upright or normal position. "These cars won't overturn "; "The canoe tumped over"
Exact synonyms: Tip Over, Tump Over, Turn Over
Specialized synonyms: Capsize, Turn Turtle, Turtle, Upend
Generic synonyms: Turn
Related verbs: Bowl Over, Knock Over, Tip Over, Tump Over, Turn Over, Upset
Derivative terms: Turnover

3. Noun. An improbable and unexpected victory. "The biggest upset since David beat Goliath"
Exact synonyms: Upset
Generic synonyms: Success
Derivative terms: Upset

4. Verb. Cause to overturn from an upright or normal position. "These cars won't overturn "; "He tumped over his beer"
Exact synonyms: Bowl Over, Knock Over, Tip Over, Tump Over, Turn Over, Upset
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Causes: Tip Over, Tump Over, Turn Over
Related verbs: Tip Over, Tump Over, Turn Over
Derivative terms: Turnover, Upset

5. Verb. Rule against. "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
Exact synonyms: Override, Overrule, Overthrow, Reverse
Generic synonyms: Decree, Rule
Derivative terms: Reversal

6. Verb. Cause the downfall of; of rulers. "Subvert the ruling class"
Exact synonyms: Bring Down, Overthrow, Subvert
Specialized synonyms: Revolutionize
Generic synonyms: Depose, Force Out
Derivative terms: Overthrow, Subversion, Subversive, Subverter

7. Verb. Cancel officially. "Vacate a death sentence"

8. Verb. Change radically. "E-mail revolutionized communication in academe"
Exact synonyms: Revolutionise, Revolutionize
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Revolution, Revolution

Definition of Overturn

1. v. t. To turn or throw from a basis, foundation, or position; to overset; as, to overturn a carriage or a building.

2. n. The act off overturning, or the state of being overturned or subverted; overthrow; as, an overturn of parties.

Definition of Overturn

1. Verb. To turn over, capsize or upset (something) ¹

2. Verb. To overthrow or destroy something ¹

3. Verb. (legal) To reverse a decision; to overrule or rescind ¹

4. Verb. ¹

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Definition of Overturn

1. to turn over [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Overturn

overturn (current term)
overturning moment

Literary usage of Overturn

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Divine Plan of the Agesby Charles Taze Russell by Charles Taze Russell (2000)
"I will overturn, overturn, overturn it; and it shall be NO MORE, until he come, whose right it is; and I will give it him." (Ezek. 21:25-27) In fulfilment ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1897)
"When all these fail there has been tried successfully, in cases where the overturn is suspected, the plan of tracing an anticline into the disputed locality ..."

3. The Works of William E. Channing, D.D. by William Ellery Channing (1894)
"Our earnest prayer to God is, that He will overturn, and overturn, and overturn the strongholds of spiritual usurpation, until HE shall come whose right it ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... and the scandal discredited the entire system of which the bank was an outcome, and was one cause of the political overturn in 1874. ..."

5. English Synonymes: With Copious Illustrations and Explanations. Drawn from by George Crabb (1863)
"... superintendence 213 ГО OVERTHROW—to beat, defeat, overpower, •HUI, overthrow 143 TO OVERTHROW > to overturn, subvert, over- TO overturn J throw, invert, ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"... to these parties depends upon the question whether the claim of the defendants to overturn the government of Georgia be legally well founded or not; ..."

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