overturned

[ verb oh-ver-turn; noun oh-ver-turn ]SEE DEFINITION OF overturned
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OVERTURNED

After his survey he went behind the bar and got the revolver from under an overturned pail.

It was composed of a few overturned omnibuses; for the true Parisian is a cynic.

Everything had been in vain, and we had run against the overturned van.

You might have taken her for some fairy of the springs who had overturned her urn on herself.

Then he reached for his overturned chair, set it on its legs, and threw himself into it.

I yawned with prodigious sonority, and overturned a chair with my foot.

But the overturned spring cart held most interest just now, and he moved over to it.

The fire in the stove was small and dull, and close beside it was an overturned chair.

The wagon is overturned and the driver thrown to the pavement.

As we see, the entire system of ethical values was overturned.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., of a wheel, "to rotate, roll over," from over- + turn (v.). Attested from c.1300 in general transitive sense "to throw over violently;" figurative meaning "to ruin, destroy" is from late 14c. Of judicial decisions, "to reverse," it is attested from 1826. Related: Overturned; overturning.

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