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English noun: overturn

1. overturn (act) the act of upsetting something


SamplesHe was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed.


Synonymsturnover, upset


Broader (hypernym)inversion, upending

2. overturn (act) an improbable and unexpected victory


SamplesThe biggest upset since David beat Goliath.


Synonymsupset


Broader (hypernym)success


English verb: overturn

1. overturn (motion) turn from an upright or normal position


SamplesThe big vase overturned.
The canoe tumped over.


ExamplesThese cars won't overturn


Synonymstip over, tump over, turn over


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)turn


Narrower (hyponym)capsize, turn turtle, turtle, upend


Verb groupbowl over, knock over, overturn, tip over, tump over, turn over, upset

2. overturn (motion) cause to overturn from an upright or normal position


SamplesThe cat knocked over the flower vase.
The clumsy customer turned over the vase.
He tumped over his beer.


Synonymsbowl over, knock over, tip over, tump over, turn over, upset


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Causeoverturn, tip over, tump over, turn over


Verb groupoverturn, tip over, tump over, turn over

3. overturn (cognition) rule against


SamplesThe Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill.


Synonymsoverride, overrule, overthrow, reverse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)decree, rule

4. overturn (social) cause the downfall of; of rulers


SamplesThe Czar was overthrown.
Subvert the ruling class.


Synonymsbring down, overthrow, subvert


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)depose, force out


Narrower (hyponym)revolutionize

5. overturn (communication) cancel officially


SamplesHe revoked the ban on smoking.
Lift an embargo.
Vacate a death sentence.


Synonymsannul, countermand, lift, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke, vacate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cancel, strike down


Narrower (hyponym)go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on

6. overturn (change) change radically


SamplesE-mail revolutionized communication in academe.


Synonymsrevolutionise, revolutionize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify









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