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Definition of OVERTURN

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Overturn \O`ver*turn"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overturned}; p. pr.
     & vb. n. {Overturning}.]
     1. To turn or throw from a basis, foundation, or position; to overset; as, to overturn a carriage or a building. [1913 Webster]

     2. To subvert; to destroy; to overthrow.
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     3. To overpower; to conquer. --Milton.
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     Syn: To demolish; overthrow. See {Demolish}.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Overturn \O"ver*turn`\, n.
     The act off overturning, or the state of being overturned or subverted; overthrow; as, an overturn of parties. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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