Dictionary Results for overturn


1. overturn - noun

· the act of upsetting something; "he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"

Synonym(s): upset, turnover

Hypernym(s): inversion, upending




2. overturn - noun

· an improbable and unexpected victory; "the biggest upset since David beat Goliath"

Synonym(s): upset

Hypernym(s): success




3. overturn - verb

· turn from an upright or normal position; "The big vase overturned"; "The canoe tumped over"

Synonym(s): turn_over, tip_over, tump_over

Hypernym(s): turn




4. overturn - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): tip_over, turn_over, upset, knock_over, bowl_over, tump_over

Hypernym(s): move, displace




5. overturn - verb

· rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"

Synonym(s): overrule, override, overthrow, reverse

Hypernym(s): rule, decree




6. overturn - verb

· cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"

Synonym(s): overthrow, subvert, bring_down

Hypernym(s): depose, force_out




7. overturn - verb

· cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"

Synonym(s): revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, rescind, vacate

Hypernym(s): cancel, strike_down




8. overturn - verb

· change radically; "E-mail revolutionized communication in academe"

Synonym(s): revolutionize, revolutionise

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify





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