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invertverb [T]

uk   /ɪnˈvɜːt/  us   /-ˈvɝːt/ formal
to ​turn something ​upside down or ​change the ​order of two things: In some ​languages, the word ​order in ​questions is inverted (= the ​verb comes before the ​subject of the ​sentence).
inverted
adjective uk   /-ˈvɜː.tɪd/  us   /-ˈvɝː.t̬ɪd/
Cover the ​bowl with an inverted ​plate.
(Definition of invert from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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invertverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈvɜrt/
to ​turn something so ​itstop is at the ​bottom or put something in the ​oppositeorder or ​position: Invert the ​cake onto a ​wirerack and ​let it ​cool.
(Definition of invert from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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