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verb uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈtɜːn/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈtɝːn/

overturn verb (GO UPSIDE DOWN)

[I or T] to (cause to) turn over: The car skidded off the road, hit a tree and overturned. The burglars had overturned all the furniture in the house.
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overturn verb (CHANGE)

[T] formal to change a legal decision: The Court of Appeal overturned the earlier decision. [T] UK If you overturn someone's majority in an election in the UK, you defeat them: The Labour candidate unexpectedly overturned the long-standing Tory majority.
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