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English definition of “overturn”


verb (CHANGE)    /ˌəʊ.vəˈtɜːn/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚˈtɝːn/
[T] formal to change a legal decision: The Court of Appeal overturned the earlier decision.Court cases, orders and decisions [T] UK If you overturn someone's majority in a British election, you defeat them: The Labour candidate unexpectedly overturned the long-standing Tory majority.ElectionsWinning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
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