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Dictionary definition for: Overturn

1. (n) the act of upsetting something; "he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"

2. (v) turn from an upright or normal position; "The big vase overturned" "The canoe tumped over"

3. (n) an improbable and unexpected victory; "the biggest upset since David beat Goliath"

4. (v) 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"

5. (v) rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"

6. (v) cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown" "subvert the ruling class"

7. (v) annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking" "lift an embargo" "vacate a death sentence"

8. (v) change radically; "E-mail revolutionized communication in academe"

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