Part of speech: verb

To cause to fall; upset; overthrow; capsize.

Part of speech: noun

The act of overturning; overthrow; destruction.

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Usage examples "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", Frederich Schiller.
  2. They set to work in the Home Office to overturn the Emperor. - "The Napoleon of the People", 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", Edward S. Ellis.