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v. o·ver·turned, o·ver·turn·ing, o·ver·turns
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.
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).
To turn over or capsize: The car went off the road and overturned.
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.
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|Adj.||1.||overturned - 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
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