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Overview of noun overturn

The noun overturn has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. upset, overturn, turnover

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

2. overturn, upset

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


Overview of verb overturn

The verb overturn has 6 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (2) overturn, turn over, tip over, tump over

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

2. (1) overturn, tip over, turn over, upset, knock over, bowl over, tump over

(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")

3. (1) overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverse

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

4. overthrow, subvert, overturn, bring down

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

5. revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate

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

6. revolutionize, revolutionise, overturn

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

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