Overturn O"ver*turn`, n. The act off overturning, or the state of being overturned or subverted; overthrow; as, an overturn of parties. [1913 Webster]

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  • overturn — overturn, upset, capsize, overthrow, subvert are comparable because they carry a common basic meaning to cause to fall, or, intransitively, to fall, from the normal or proper position. Otherwise they vary widely in their applications and… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • overturn — over·turn vt: overrule Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. overturn …   Law dictionary

  • Overturn — O ver*turn , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overturned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overturning}.] 1. To turn or throw from a basis, foundation, or position; to overset; as, to overturn a carriage or a building. [1913 Webster] 2. To subvert; to destroy; to overthrow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overturn — UK US /ˌəʊvəˈtɜːn/ verb [T] ► LAW to change a legal decision: overturn a decision/verdict/ruling »The Court of Appeal overturned the earlier decision …   Financial and business terms

  • overturn — Upset or change around; e.g., if certain security is proven to be invalid. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • overturn — (v.) early 13c., of a wheel, to rotate, roll over, from OVER (Cf. over) + TURN (Cf. turn) (v.). Attested from c.1300 in general trans. sense to throw over violently; figurative meaning to ruin, destroy is from late 14c. Of judicial decisions, to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • overturn — [v] flip over annul, bring down, capsize, countermand, down, invalidate, invert, keel over, knock down, knock over, nullify, overbalance, prostrate, repeal, rescind, reverse, roll, set aside, spill, tip over, topple, tumble, turn over, turn… …   New thesaurus

  • overturn — ► VERB 1) turn over and come to rest upside down. 2) abolish, invalidate, or reverse (a decision, system, belief, etc.) …   English terms dictionary

  • overturn — [ō΄vər tʉrn′; ] for n. [ ō′vər tʉrn΄] vt. 1. to turn or throw over; upset 2. to conquer; defeat; ruin vi. to turn or tip over; capsize n. an overturning or being overturned SYN. UPSET …   English World dictionary

  • Overturn — For the unmaking of a contract between parties, see Overturning. Not to be confused with Turnover. Overturn Developer(s) Studio Zan Publisher(s) …   Wikipedia

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