Overturn

  • 1 overturn — overturn, upset, capsize, overthrow, subvert are comparable because they carry a common basic meaning to cause to fall, or, intransitively, to fall, from the normal or proper position. Otherwise they vary widely in their applications and… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 overturn — over·turn vt: overrule Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. overturn …

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  • 3 Overturn — O ver*turn , n. The act off overturning, or the state of being overturned or subverted; overthrow; as, an overturn of parties. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Overturn — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To subvert; to destroy; to overthrow …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 overturn — UK US /ˌəʊvəˈtɜːn/ verb [T] ► LAW to change a legal decision: overturn a decision/verdict/ruling »The Court of Appeal overturned the earlier decision …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 overturn — Upset or change around; e.g., if certain security is proven to be invalid. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 7 overturn — (v.) early 13c., of a wheel, to rotate, roll over, from OVER (Cf. over) + TURN (Cf. turn) (v.). Attested from c.1300 in general trans. sense to throw over violently; figurative meaning to ruin, destroy is from late 14c. Of judicial decisions, to… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 overturn — [v] flip over annul, bring down, capsize, countermand, down, invalidate, invert, keel over, knock down, knock over, nullify, overbalance, prostrate, repeal, rescind, reverse, roll, set aside, spill, tip over, topple, tumble, turn over, turn… …

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  • 9 overturn — ► VERB 1) turn over and come to rest upside down. 2) abolish, invalidate, or reverse (a decision, system, belief, etc.) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 overturn — [ō΄vər tʉrn′; ] for n. [ ō′vər tʉrn΄] vt. 1. to turn or throw over; upset 2. to conquer; defeat; ruin vi. to turn or tip over; capsize n. an overturning or being overturned SYN. UPSET …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 Overturn — For the unmaking of a contract between parties, see Overturning. Not to be confused with Turnover. Overturn Developer(s) Studio Zan Publisher(s) …

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  • 12 overturn — verb ADVERB ▪ completely ▪ She completely overturned my preconceptions about movie stars. VERB + OVERTURN ▪ seek to, try to ▪ He is seeking to overturn his conviction for armed rob …

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  • 13 overturn — 01. His conviction for murder was [overturned] when the principal witness changed her testimony. 02. He was convicted of assault, but the charge was [overturned] on appeal. 03. The man was able to breathe in a small pocket of air in the… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14 overturn — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)tɜ͟ː(r)n[/t]] overturns, overturning, overturned 1) V ERG If something overturns or if you overturn it, it turns upside down or on its side. The lorry veered out of control, overturned and smashed into a wall... [V n] Alex jumped up… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 overturn — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈtɜː(r)n] / US [ˌoʊvərˈtɜrn] verb Word forms overturn : present tense I/you/we/they overturn he/she/it overturns present participle overturning past tense overturned past participle overturned 1) a) [transitive] to turn something so… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 overturn — o|ver|turn [ˌəuvəˈtə:n US ˌouvərˈtə:rn] v 1.) [I and T] if you overturn something, or if it overturns, it turns upside down or falls over on its side ▪ Leslie jumped to her feet, overturning her chair. ▪ His car overturned, trapping him inside. 2 …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 overturn — verb 1 (I, T) if you overturn something or if it overturns, it turns upside down or falls over on its side: Leslie leapt to her feet, overturning her chair. | One of the boats had overturned. 2 (T) overturn a decision/verdict etc to change a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 overturn — I. Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to cause to turn over ; upset < overturned the vase > 2. a. invalidate, destroy b. reverse 2a < overturn a court ruling > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 overturn — overturnable, adj. v. /oh veuhr terrn /; n. /oh veuhr terrn /, v.t. 1. to destroy the power of; overthrow; defeat; vanquish. 2. to turn over on its side, face, or back; upset: to overturn a vase. v.i. 3. to turn on its side, face, or back;… …

    Universalium

  • 20 overturn — o|ver|turn [ ,ouvər tɜrn ] verb 1. ) transitive to turn something so that its bottom or side is upward: The dogs have overturned our trash cans again. a ) intransitive to turn over in this way: The truck overturned and fell off the bridge. 2. )… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English