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"overturn" in English

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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 intruder had overturned some of the furniture in the house.

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(Definition of “overturn” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"overturn" in American English

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overturnverb [ I/T ]

us /ˌoʊ·vərˈtɜrn/

to turn over, or to cause something to turn over:

[ I ] The truck overturned, spilling its cargo.

To overturn a decision or judgment is for a court to change it so it will not be in effect:

[ T ] The court of appeals overturned her conviction and ordered a new trial.

(Definition of “overturn” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"overturn" in Business English

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overturnverb [ T ]

uk /ˌəʊvəˈtɜːn/ us

LAW to change a legal decision:

overturn a decision/verdict/ruling The Court of Appeal overturned the earlier decision.

(Definition of “overturn” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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