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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overturned - having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottomoverturned - having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom; "an overturned car"; "the upset pitcher of milk"; "sat on an upturned bucket"
turned - moved around an axis or center

overturned

adjective
Turned over completely:
References in classic literature ?
A NUMBER of Flies were attracted to a jar of honey which had been overturned in a housekeeper's room, and placing their feet in it, ate greedily.
Phileas Fogg, thus kidnapped, without having time to think, left his house, jumped into a cab, promised a hundred pounds to the cabman, and, having run over two dogs and overturned five carriages, reached the Reform Club.
Something happened to the hindmost sledge: the driver lost control-- he was probably very drunk--the horses left the road, the sledge was caught in a clump of trees, and overturned.
Some years ago, I remember, there was a hearse with two horses returning one dark night, and just by Farmer Sparrow's house, where the pond is close to the road, the wheels went too near the edge, and the hearse was overturned into the water; both the horses were drowned, and the driver hardly escaped.
The manufactory in which our family was fabricated was formerly known as the Chateau de la Rocheaimard, and had been the property of the Vicomte de la Rocheaimard previously to the revolution that overturned the throne of Louis XVI.
Laura (said He fixing his now languid Eyes on me) I fear I have been overturned.
Gathering up all he could carry under one arm, he overturned the seething cauldron with a kick, and disappeared into the foliage above just as the first of the returning natives entered the gate at the far end of the village street.
The pinnace could not avoid the shock, and half upset, shipped at least two tons of water, which had to be emptied; but, thanks to the coxswain, we caught it sideways, not full front, so we were not quite overturned.
At the first glance it was really no more exciting than an overturned carriage or a tree blown across the road.
Bill seemed to have forgotten his forebodings of the previous night, and even waxed facetious with the dogs when, at midday, they overturned the sled on a bad piece of trail.
The priest overturned Quasimodo on the floor with a kick, and, quivering with rage, darted back under the vault of the staircase.
When he reached the bridge he saw two unlimbered guns, the infantry crossing the bridge, several overturned carts, and frightened and laughing faces among the troops.