overturn

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: overturn

1
vn
cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
the act of upsetting something
2
v
cause the downfall of; of rulers
3
v
rule against
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: overturn
1

v cause to overturn from an upright or normal position

Synonyms:
bowl over, knock over, tip over, tump over, turn over, upset
tip over, tump over, turn over
turn from an upright or normal position
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v turn from an upright or normal position

“The big vase overturned
Synonyms:
tip over, tump over, turn over
bowl over, knock over, tip over, tump over, turn over, upset
cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
Types:
capsize, turn turtle, turtle
overturn accidentally
upend
become turned or set on end
Type of:
turn
change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

v change radically

Synonyms:
revolutionise, revolutionize
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

n the act of upsetting something

Synonyms:
turnover, upset
Type of:
inversion, upending
turning upside down; setting on end

n an improbable and unexpected victory

Synonyms:
upset
Type of:
success
an attainment that is successful
2

v cause the downfall of; of rulers

Synonyms:
bring down, overthrow, subvert
Types:
revolutionize
overthrow by a revolution, of governments
Type of:
depose, force out
force to leave (an office)
3

v rule against

Synonyms:
override, overrule, overthrow, reverse
Type of:
decree, rule
decide with authority

v cancel officially

Synonyms:
annul, countermand, lift, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke, vacate
Types:
go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on
fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
Type of:
cancel, strike down
declare null and void; make ineffective
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