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overturn

noun

1 overturn

The act of upsetting something.

synonyms: turnover, upset.

Roget 218: inversion, eversion, subversion, reversion, retroversion, introversion; contraposition etc. 237; contrariety etc. 14; reversal; ... show more

Roget 308: lowering etc. v.; depression; dip etc. (concavity) 252; abasement; detrusion; reduction.    overthrow, overset, overturn; ... show more

Dutch: omdraaiing



2 overturn

An improbable and unexpected victory.

synonym: upset.

verb

1 overturn

Turn from an upright or normal position:
— The big vase overturned.

synonyms: tip over, tump over, turn over.

Dutch: kantelen, kapseizen, omslaan, omverwerpen, wentelen

2 overturn

Cause to overturn from an upright or normal position.

synonyms: bowl over, knock over, tip over, tump over, turn over, upset.

Dutch: omduwen, omgooien, omhalen, omkegelen, omkeilen, omkiepen, omkieperen, omknikkeren, omtrekken, omverduwen ... show more

3 overturn

Rule against.

synonyms: override, overrule, overthrow, reverse.

Dutch: verwerpen

4 overturn

Cause the downfall of; of rulers.

synonyms: bring down, overthrow, subvert.

Roget 162: be destroyed &c.; perish; fall to the ground; tumble, topple; go to pieces, fall to pieces; break up; crumble to dust; go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, ... show more

Roget 308: depress, lower, let down, take down, let down a peg, take down a peg; cast; let drop, let fall; sink, debase, bring low, abase, reduce, ... show more

Dutch: omverwerpen

5 overturn

Cancel officially.

synonyms: annul, countermand, lift, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke, vacate.

Dutch: herroepen, afschaffen, annuleren, intrekken, terugtrekken, achteruitzetten, terugdraaien

6 overturn

Change radically.

synonyms: revolutionise, revolutionize.


Moby thesaurus: Waterloo, answer, answer conclusively, argue down, be lost, beating, bloodless revolution, bouleversement, breakdown, breakup, bring down, capsizal, capsize, careen, cataclysm, catastrophe, clean slate, clean sweep, collapse, computer revolution ... show more.

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