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From re- +‎ Old French enverser, the latter from Latin inversāre.


  • IPA(key): /ʁɑ̃.vɛʁ.se/
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  1. (transitive) to turn over, turn upside down
    renverser le mélangeto turn the mixture over
    renverser le sablierto turn over the hourglass
  2. (transitive) to knock over, knock to the ground
    renverser une statueto knock a statue over
    renverser son adversaireto knock one's opponent to the floor
  3. (transitive) to run over
    renverser un hommeto run over a man
  4. (transitive) to spill (e.g. a liquid)
  5. (transitive, grammar) to invert (change the positions of words in a sentence)
  6. (transitive) to switch over, switch
  7. (transitive) to reverse, turn around (a situation)
  8. (transitive) to overthrow, bring down
  9. (transitive) to knock back, agitate
  10. (reflexive) to lean back
  11. (reflexive) to lay back, lie down
  12. (intransitive, of a tide) to reverse (flow in the opposite direction)


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