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overturn

o·ver·turn

overturn

 
pronunciation:
o vr tuhrn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: overturned, overturning, overturns
definition 1: to cause to tip over; upset.
The donkey overturned the apple cart.
synonyms:
capsize, overthrow, tip, topple, upend, upset
antonyms:
right
similar words:
collapse, invert, reverse, tumble, upturn
definition 2: to nullify or abolish.
The court overturned the previous ruling.
synonyms:
annul, cancel, nullify, revoke, void
similar words:
abolish, invalidate, negate, overrule, repeal, rescind, retract, reverse, veto
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to tip or turn over; capsize.
synonyms:
capsize, tip, upset
similar words:
invert, topple, tumble, upend, upturn
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act of overturning or the state of being overturned.
synonyms:
capsizing, toppling, turnover
similar words:
fall, tip, upheaval, upset
derivation: overturnable (adj.)