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overturn

verb [I or T] (GO UPSIDE DOWN)    /ˌəʊ.vəˈtɜːn/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚˈtɝːn/
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.Turning upside down
(Definition of overturn verb (GO UPSIDE DOWN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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