What does the word overturn mean?

Usage examples for overturn

  1. The world must know How I detest this Stuart, and the rank Which here I hold; my monarch's confidence, With which she honors me, must sure suffice To overturn all doubt of my intentions. – Mary Stuart A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  2. They set to work in the Home Office to overturn the Emperor. – The Napoleon of the People by Honore de Balzac
  3. The foremost paused, upon seeing the canoe with its cracked bottom, and were about to overturn it, when their eyes rested upon the footprints of the fugitive. – The Riflemen of the Miami by Edward S. Ellis