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Meaning of OVERTURN

Pronunciation:  [n]'owvur`turn, [v]`owvur'turn, `owvur'turn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an improbable and unexpected victory; "the biggest upset since David beat Goliath"
  2. [n]  the act of upsetting something; "he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"
  3. [v]  change radically; "E-mail revolutionized communication in academe"
  4. [v]  rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
  5. [v]  annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
  6. [v]  cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"
  7. [v]  turn from an upright or normal position; "The big vase overturned"
  8. [v]  cause to overturn from an upright or normal position; "The cat knocked over the flower vase"; "the clumsy customer turned over the vase"

OVERTURN is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: annul, bring down, countermand, lift, override, overrule, overthrow, overthrow, repeal, rescind, reverse, reverse, revoke, revolutionise, revolutionize, subvert, tip over, turn over, turnover, upset, vacate
 See Also: alter, cancel, capsize, change, decree, depose, displace, force out, go back on, inversion, move, renege, renege on, renegue on, revolutionize, rule, strike down, success, turn, turn turtle, turtle, upend, upending



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \O`ver*turn"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overturned}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Overturning}.]
    1. To turn or throw from a basis, foundation, or position; to
       overset; as, to overturn a carriage or a building.
    2. To subvert; to destroy; to overthrow.
    3. To overpower; to conquer. --Milton.
    Syn: To demolish; overthrow. See {Demolish}.
  2. \O"ver*turn`\, n.
    The act off overturning, or the state of being overturned or
    subverted; overthrow; as, an overturn of parties.
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