upset, overturn, turnover(noun)
the act of upsetting something
"he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"
an improbable and unexpected victory
"the biggest upset since David beat Goliath"
overturn, turn over, tip over, tump over(verb)
turn from an upright or normal position
"The big vase overturned"; "The canoe tumped over"
overturn, tip over, turn over, upset, knock over, bowl over, tump over(verb)
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"
overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverse(verb)
"The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
overthrow, subvert, overturn, bring down(verb)
cause the downfall of; of rulers
"The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"
revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate(verb)
"He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
revolutionize, revolutionise, overturn(verb)
"E-mail revolutionized communication in academe"
To turn over, capsize or upset (something)
To overthrow or destroy something
To reverse a decision; to overrule or rescind
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō-vėr-turn′, v.t. to throw down or over: to subvert: to conquer: to ruin.—ns. O′verturn, state of being overturned; Overturn′er.
To ask a judge, magistrate, court of law or other specific part of a judicial system to change or review a legal decision or outcome or to request a government change or review a choice, decision, policy or piece of law or legislation.
The company asked the government to overturn their foreign policy as they provided the data, evidence and facts to demonstrate the impact on other global citizens and a petition from within their country and other countries affected to demand it.
turnover, turn over
The numerical value of overturn in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of overturn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I don't think it's right for the courts to overturn the will of the people.
I can not imagine that an administration, this or any other, would go to such lengths to overturn our constitutional democracy.
This is a big issue and if you are going to overturn an election, you are going to demoralize young Democrats across the country.
This is a big issue and if you are going to overturn an election, you are going to demoralize young Democrats across the country, this isn't some bill that can be butchered behind closed doors.
We are different from previous generations of conservatives. We are no longer working to preserve the status quo. We are radicals, working to overturn the present power structure of this country.
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