everted; everting; everts

transitive verb

: to subject to eversion

Examples of evert in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Upon capture, the tiger shark's stomach was everted and even after release, the stomach remained as such. Melissa Cristina Márquez, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2024 Some sharks are known to evert their stomachs to eject unwanted contents (their version of vomiting). Christie Wilcox, Discover Magazine, 21 July 2017 USA TODAY Gas prices across the U.S. continue to drop as the coronavirus pandemic continues to evert transportation and travel. Jazmin Goodwin, USA TODAY, 21 Mar. 2020 Eventually, the sea star is able to evert its entire stomach into the gap and eat its prey from within. Dave Taft, New York Times, 23 Aug. 2017

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Word History


Latin evertere, from e- + vertere to turn — more at worth

First Known Use

1533, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of evert was in 1533

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Cite this Entry

“Evert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evert. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


transitive verb
: to turn outward
evert the foot
also : to turn inside out
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