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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.
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.
the act of overturning or the state of being overturned
o•ver•turn(v. ˌoʊ vərˈtɜrn; n. ˈoʊ vərˌtɜrn)
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.
Past participle: overturned
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|Noun||1.||overturn - the act of upsetting something; "he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"|
|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"
|Verb||1.||overturn - turn from an upright or normal position; "The big vase overturned"; "The canoe tumped over"|
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"
|2.||overturn - 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"
|3.||overturn - rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"|
|4.||overturn - cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"|
revolutionize - overthrow by a revolution, of governments
|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"
|6.||overturn - change radically; "E-mail revolutionized communication in academe"|
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.
3. reverse, change, alter, cancel, abolish, overthrow, set aside, repeal, quash, revoke, overrule, override, negate, rescind, invalidate, annul, nullify, obviate, countermand, declare null and void, overset The Russian parliament overturned his decision.
يَقْلِبُ رأسا على عَقْب
(lit) → umkippen, umwerfen; (= capsize) boat → zum Kentern bringen, umkippen; the ship rocked violently overturning chairs and tables → das Schiff schwankte so heftig, dass Tische und Stühle umkippten
to turn over. They overturned the boat; The car overturned. omkeer, omslaan يَقْلِبُ رأسا على عَقْب обръщам virar(-se) převrátit (se) umkippen vælte αναποδογυρίζωvolcar, dar una vuelta de campana kummuli ajama, kummuli minema واژگون کردن kaataa faire chavirer, retourner לַהֲפוֹך पलट जाना prevrnuti se felborít terbalik velta, hvolfa rovesciare, rovesciarsi ひっくり返す 전복하다 ap(si)versti apgāzt terbalik omslaanvelte, kantreprzewrócić سرچپه كول virar a (se) răsturna опрокидывать prevrátiť (sa) prevrniti prevrnuti se välta [omkull] คว่ำลง devirmek 使翻過來，推翻 перекидати(ся) پلٹ دينا lật đổ 使翻倒，推翻