Definition - overturn

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  1. cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"
  2. an improbable and unexpected victory; "the biggest upset since David beat Goliath"
  3. the act of upsetting something; "he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"
  4. change radically; "E-mail revolutionized communication in academe"
  5. rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
  6. cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
  7. turn from an upright or normal position; "The big vase overturned"; "The canoe tumped over"
  8. cause to overturn from an upright or normal position; "The cat knocked over the flower vase"; "the clumsy customer turned over the vase"; "he tumped over his beer"