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overturn

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verb over·turn \ˌō-vər-ˈtərn\

Simple Definition of overturn

  • : to turn (something) over

  • : to turn over

  • : to decide that (a ruling, decision, etc.) is wrong and change it

Full Definition of overturn

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to turn over :  upset <overturned the vase>

  3. 2 a :  invalidate, destroy b :  reverse 2a <overturn a court ruling>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  upset, turn over

Examples of overturn

  1. The dog overturned the bowl.

  2. The truck went off the road and overturned several times.

  3. The court overturned his conviction.



13th Century

First Known Use of overturn

13th century


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overturn

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noun over·turn \ˈō-vər-ˌtərn\

Definition of overturn

  1. 1 :  the act of overturning :  the state of being overturned

  2. 2 :  the sinking of surface water and rise of bottom water in a lake or sea that results from changes in temperature that commonly occur in spring and fall



Circa 1592

First Known Use of overturn

circa 1592



OVERTURN Defined for Kids

overturn

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verb over·turn \ˌō-vər-ˈtərn\

Definition of overturn

over·turnedover·turn·ing

  1. 1 :  to turn over or upside down <Waves overturned the boat.>

  2. 2 :  to reverse or cancel something previously decided or ordered <The judge overturned the lower court's ruling.>





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