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Definition of Overturn

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

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

If we try to engineer outcomes, if we overturn tradition to make everyone the same, we ruin society. If we upset tradition to allow for an equal shot at the starting gate, everyone wins, except for the charlatans and would be dictators.
Ben Stein

As a citizen, as a public scientist, I can tell you that Einstein essentially overturned a so strongly established paradigm of science, whereas Darwin didn't really overturn a science paradigm.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

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 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
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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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