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  Definition of overturn
  1. an improbable and unexpected victory; "the biggest upset since David beat Goliath"
  2. the act of upsetting something; "he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"
  3. change radically; "E-mail revolutionized communication in academe"
  4. rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
  5. annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
  6. turn from an upright or normal position; "The big vase overturned"; "The canoe tumped over"
  7. 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"
  8. cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"
Similar Words: upset, turnover, revolutionize, revolutionise, overrule, override, overthrow, reverse, revoke, annul, lift, countermand, repeal, rescind, vacate, turn over, tip over, tump over, knock over, bowl over, subvert, bring down

 

Hyponyms: renege, renege on, renegue on, go back on, capsize, turtle, turn turtle, upend, revolutionize

 

Grouped Verbs: tip over, turn over, upset, knock over, bowl over, tump over

 

Derivational Morphology: upset, turn over, tip over, tump over, knock over, bowl over, revolution, reversal, vacation, recission, rescission, abrogation, repeal, annulment, reverse, contrary, opposite, change of mind, flip-flop, turnabout, turnaround, countermand, revocation, turnover, subversion, subversive activity, revolutionist, revolutionary, subversive, subverter, overthrow

 

Anagrams: turnover

 

 
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