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overturn

Pronunciation: /ˌəʊvərˈtɜːrn; ˌəʊvəˈtɜːn/

Translation of overturn in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (tip over) [table/boat] darle* la vuelta a, dar* vuelta (Southern Cone/Cono Sur)
    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.
    1.2 (depose) [government] derrocar*, derribar
    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.
    1.3 (nullify) [decision/ruling/judgment] anular; [theory] invalidar

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [vehicle] volcar*, dar* una vuelta de campana, capotar; [box/barrel] darse* la vuelta, darse* vuelta (Southern Cone/Cono Sur)
    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.

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Today is the Día de los Santos Inocentes, a religious festival celebrated in the Spanish-speaking world to commemorate the New Testament story of the massacre of the "Innocents", by playing practical jokes, or inocentadas, on one another. The classic inocentada is to hang paper dolls on someone's back without their knowing. Spoof news stories also appear in newspapers and the media.