Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈtərn /[with object]
- 1Tip (something) over so that it is on its side or upside down: the crowd proceeded to overturn cars and set them on fireMore example sentences
- More than 4,000 students overturned cars and threw bottles out of windows at a university in Jiujiang, in the southern province of Jiangxi.
- A red-haired woman is taken away from the table after she overturns a full bowl of food.
- It was overturning cars and knocking over down buildings, trying desperately to catch Jordan.
- 1.1 [no object] Turn over and come to rest upside down, typically as the result of an accident: a large housetrailer overturned in the middle of the roadMore example sentences
- The car then overturned, coming to rest on its roof on the hard shoulder.
- The tragedy happened when the Vauxhall hit the central reservation and overturned, coming to rest on the hard shoulder.
- Any rower whose boat overturns in the ship channel faces a tough job getting to dry land safely.
- 2Abolish, invalidate, or reverse (a previous system, decision, situation, etc.): the results overturned previous findings he fought for eight years to overturn a conviction for armed robberyMore example sentences
- She said she had taken on her chairmanship in December 2003, determined to overturn a previous board decision not to renew Mr Ramsay's contract.
- Residents hope they can overturn the decision.
- He introduced reliable methods of assessment and measurement, and an epidemiological framework, and thereby overturned many of the previous conclusions.
Pronunciation: /ˈōvərˌtərn /• rare Back to top
- 1An act of turning over or upsetting something; a revolution, subversion, or reversal.More example sentences
- For the most part the only people who actually bothered to look at the registration rolls and allow the overturn of bogus objections were a few retirees who volunteer as polling officials during elections.
- After the overturn of the Qing dynasty, Chinese intellectuals turned their eyes to Western countries and sought new ideas.
- We had five overturned sledge accidents - every one of our sledges suffered an overturn or two, but luckily no significant damage was incurred.
- 1.1 Ecology The occasional (typically twice yearly) mixing of the water of a thermally stratified lake.More example sentences
- The pattern of polygonal ridges bounding dish-shaped depressions is interpreted as the product primarily of embryonic overturn of this gravitationally unstable system.
- In addition oceanic overturn might have brought biologically toxic bottom waters to the surface during periods of climatic change.
- Some of the largest mafic magmatic events may be related to catastrophic mantle overturn events or slab avalanches.