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o·ver·turn

 (ō′vər-tûrn′)
v. o·ver·turned, o·ver·turn·ing, o·ver·turns
v.tr.
1.
a. To cause to turn over; upset or flip over: Large waves overturned the raft.
b. To cause to fall over; knock or topple over: bumped the vase and overturned it.
c. To ransack: found that the room had been overturned during the night.
2.
a. To cause the downfall, destruction, or ending of; overthrow or abolish. See Synonyms at overthrow.
b. Law To invalidate or reverse (a decision) by legal means: "his continuing legal battles to overturn a draft-evasion conviction" (Robert Lipsyte).
v.intr.
To turn over or capsize: The car went off the road and overturned.
n. (ō′vər-tûrn′)
1. The act or process of overturning: the court's overturn of a ruling.
2. The state of having been overturned.
3. The periodic mixing or circulation of water in a lake or sea as a result of changing temperature of its layers.

overturn

vb
1. to turn or cause to turn from an upright or normal position
2. (tr) to overthrow or destroy
3. (tr) to invalidate; reverse: the bill was passed in the Commons but overturned in the Lords.
n
the act of overturning or the state of being overturned

o•ver•turn

(v. ˌoʊ vərˈtɜrn; n. ˈoʊ vərˌtɜrn)
v.t.
1. to cause to turn over on the side, face, or back.
2. to destroy the power of; overthrow.
v.i.
3. to turn over; capsize.
n.
4. the act of overturning.
5. the state of being overturned.
6. the thorough circulation of water and nutrients brought about in a lake by the action of wind in the spring and fall.
[1175–1225]

overturn


Past participle: overturned
Gerund: overturning

Imperative
overturn
overturn
Present
I overturn
you overturn
he/she/it overturns
we overturn
you overturn
they overturn
Preterite
I overturned
you overturned
he/she/it overturned
we overturned
you overturned
they overturned
Present Continuous
I am overturning
you are overturning
he/she/it is overturning
we are overturning
you are overturning
they are overturning
Present Perfect
I have overturned
you have overturned
he/she/it has overturned
we have overturned
you have overturned
they have overturned
Past Continuous
I was overturning
you were overturning
he/she/it was overturning
we were overturning
you were overturning
they were overturning
Past Perfect
I had overturned
you had overturned
he/she/it had overturned
we had overturned
you had overturned
they had overturned
Future
I will overturn
you will overturn
he/she/it will overturn
we will overturn
you will overturn
they will overturn
Future Perfect
I will have overturned
you will have overturned
he/she/it will have overturned
we will have overturned
you will have overturned
they will have overturned
Future Continuous
I will be overturning
you will be overturning
he/she/it will be overturning
we will be overturning
you will be overturning
they will be overturning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overturning
you have been overturning
he/she/it has been overturning
we have been overturning
you have been overturning
they have been overturning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overturning
you will have been overturning
he/she/it will have been overturning
we will have been overturning
you will have been overturning
they will have been overturning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overturning
you had been overturning
he/she/it had been overturning
we had been overturning
you had been overturning
they had been overturning
Conditional
I would overturn
you would overturn
he/she/it would overturn
we would overturn
you would overturn
they would overturn
Past Conditional
I would have overturned
you would have overturned
he/she/it would have overturned
we would have overturned
you would have overturned
they would have overturned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overturn - the act of upsetting somethingoverturn - the act of upsetting something; "he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"
upending, inversion - turning upside down; setting on end
2.overturn - an improbable and unexpected victory; "the biggest upset since David beat Goliath"
success - an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success"
Verb1.overturn - turn from an upright or normal positionoverturn - turn from an upright or normal position; "The big vase overturned"; "The canoe tumped over"
capsize, turn turtle, turtle - overturn accidentally; "Don't rock the boat or it will capsize!"
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
upend - become turned or set on end; "the airplanes upended"
tip over, tump over, bowl over, knock over, overturn, turn over, upset - cause to overturn from an upright or normal position; "The cat knocked over the flower vase"; "the clumsy customer turned over the vase"; "he tumped over his beer"
2.overturn - cause to overturn from an upright or normal positionoverturn - cause to overturn from an upright or normal position; "The cat knocked over the flower vase"; "the clumsy customer turned over the vase"; "he tumped over his beer"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
overturn, tip over, tump over, turn over - turn from an upright or normal position; "The big vase overturned"; "The canoe tumped over"
3.overturn - rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
decree, rule - decide with authority; "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"
4.overturn - cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"
revolutionize - overthrow by a revolution, of governments
depose, force out - force to leave (an office)
5.overturn - cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on - fail to fulfill a promise or obligation; "She backed out of her promise"
strike down, cancel - declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law"
6.overturn - change radically; "E-mail revolutionized communication in academe"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

overturn

verb
1. tip over, spill, topple, upturn, capsize, upend, keel over, overbalance The lorry went out of control, overturned and smashed into a wall. Two salmon fishermen died when their boat overturned.
2. knock over or down, upset, upturn, tip over, upend Alex jumped up so violently that he overturned the table.
4. overthrow, defeat, destroy, overcome, crush, bring down, oust, topple, do away with, depose, unseat, dethrone He accused his opponents of wanting to overturn the government.

overturn

verb
1. To turn or cause to turn from a vertical or horizontal position:
2. To bring about the downfall of:
Translations
يَقْلِبُ رأسا على عَقْب
vælte
velta, hvolfa
apgāzt
prevrátiť sa
prevrniti

overturn

[ˌəʊvəˈtɜːn]
A. VT [+ car, boat, saucepan] → volcar; [+ government] → derrocar, derribar; [+ decision, ruling] → anular
they managed to have the ruling overturnedlograron hacer anular la decisión
B. VI [car] → volcar, dar una vuelta de campana; [boat] → zozobrar

overturn

[ˌəʊvərˈtɜːrn]
vt
[+ object] → renverser
[+ decision, judgement] → infirmer
[+ regime, system] → renverser
vi [vehicle] → se retourner

overturn

vt
(lit)umkippen, umwerfen; (= capsize) boatzum Kentern bringen, umkippen; the ship rocked violently overturning chairs and tablesdas Schiff schwankte so heftig, dass Tische und Stühle umkippten
(fig) regimestürzen; philosophy, world viewumstürzen; law, ban, convictionaufheben
vi (chair)umkippen; (boat also)kentern
n (of government)Sturz m; (of world view etc)Umsturz m; (of law, ban, conviction)Aufhebung f

overturn

[ˌəʊvəˈtɜːn]
1. vt (car, boat, chair) → capovolgere, ribaltare; (government, regime) → rovesciare (Law) (decision) → annullare, cassare
2. vi (car, boat) → rovesciarsi, ribaltarsi

overturn

(əuvəˈtəːn) verb
to turn over. They overturned the boat; The car overturned.
References in classic literature ?
I WON'T confine myself to four - eight, sixteen, two-and-thirty, rather than say anything calculated to overturn the Doctor's plans.
Nor is even this way without danger, for these destructive animals overturn the floats, and tear the passengers in pieces.
Socrates proceeds:--Suppose the Laws of Athens to come and remonstrate with him: they will ask 'Why does he seek to overturn them?
The shock of the overturn was so violent that the young countess, roused from her lethargy, threw off her coverings and rose.
After political overturn comes the overturn of morals.
His death was the only fatal accident caused by the overturn.
Buckingham pressed his lips passionately to that beautiful hand, and then rising, said, "Within six months, if I am not dead, I shall have seen you again, madame--even if I have to overturn the world.
Noirtier de Villefort, one of the most fiery Jacobins of the French Revolution; that is to say, he had the most remarkable audacity, seconded by a most powerful organization -- a man who has not, perhaps, like yourself seen all the kingdoms of the earth, but who has helped to overturn one of the greatest; in fact, a man who believed himself, like you, one of the envoys, not of God, but of a supreme being; not of providence, but of fate.
Yes, you saw only the torrent that threatened to overturn everything and you gave no attention to the still water.
Should a surge throw the canoe upon its side and endanger its overturn, those to windward lean over the upper gunwale, thrust their paddles deep into the wave, apparently catch the water and force it under the canoe, and by this action not merely regain III an equilibrium, but give their bark a vigorous impulse forward.
In my terror and turmoil of mind I could imagine nothing less than that the Old Nick, at the moment of our overturn, had annihilated my wife and jumped into her petticoats.
Neither robbers nor tempests befriended them, nor one lucky overturn to introduce them to the hero.