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- (transitive or intransitive) To turn over, capsize or upset.
- (transitive) To overthrow or destroy.
- (law, transitive) To reverse (a decision); to overrule or rescind.
- (transitive) To diminish the significance of a previous defeat by winning; to comeback from.
- 2017 March 14, Stuart James, “Leicester stun Sevilla to reach last eight after Kasper Schmeichel save”, in the Guardian:
- There were so many heroes for Leicester on an evening when they played with tremendous courage and belief to overturn the 2-1 deficit from the first leg, yet it was hard to look beyond Kasper Schmeichel for the game’s outstanding performer.
- 2011 April 10, Alistair Magowan, “Aston Villa 1 - 0 Newcastle”, in BBC Sport:
- Villa spent most of the second period probing from wide areas and had a succession of corners but despite their profligacy they will be glad to overturn the 6-0 hammering they suffered at St James' Park in August following former boss Martin O'Neill's departure
to turn over, capsize
legal: to reverse, overrule
overturn (plural overturns)
- A turning over or upside-down; inversion.
- The overturning or overthrow of some institution or state of affairs; ruin.