Translation of overturn in Spanish:

overturn

Pronunciation: /ˌəʊvərˈtɜːrn; ˌəʊvəˈtɜːn/

vt

  • 1.1 (tip over) [table/boat] darle* la vuelta a, dar* vuelta (Southern Cone/Cono Sur)
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    • 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
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    • 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

vi

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