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Definition of Overturn


  1. To turn or throw from a basis, foundation, or position; to overset; as, to overturn a carriage or a building.
  2. To subvert; to destroy; to overthrow.
  3. To overpower; to conquer.
  4. The act off overturning, or the state of being overturned or subverted; overthrow; as, an overturn of parties.

Overturn Quotations

I do look for openings where I can overturn popular misconceptions, but unlike Christopher Hitchens, I am neither a contrarian nor a lone heretic. I like to have a significant number of academics watching my back.
Steven Pinker

I do support a constitutional amendment on marriage between a man and a woman, but I would not be going into the states to overturn their state law.
Michele Bachmann

Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them.
Georges Bataille

I have introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and make it clear that the Congress and state legislatures do have the ability and the power to regulate and get corporate funding out of political campaigns.
Bernie Sanders

If Jesus Christ came back today, He and I would get into our brown corduroys and go to the nearest jean store and overturn the racks of blue denim.
Ian Anderson
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Overturn Translations

overturn in French is chavirons, chavirent, chavirez, culbuter, chavirer
overturn in Latin is perverto perverti perversum
overturn in Spanish is tantear, trastornar, vuelco
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