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overturn

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verb over·turn \ˌō-vər-ˈtərn\

Definition of overturn

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

  3. 2a :  invalidate, destroy the degree to which accident could overturn the schemes of wise men — Oscar Handlinb :  reverse 2a overturn a court ruling

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  upset, turn over The car went off the road and overturned several times.

Examples of overturn in a Sentence

  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 English Language Learners

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Definition of overturn for English Language Learners

  • : to turn (something) over

  • : to turn over

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


OVERTURN Defined for Kids

overturn

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verb over·turn \ˌō-vər-ˈtərn\

Definition of overturn for Students

overturned

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overturning

  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.


Law Dictionary

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transitive verb over·turn

Legal Definition of overturn



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