1. to destroy the power of; overthrow; defeat; vanquish.
2. to turn over on its side, face, or back; upset: to overturn a vase.
to turn on its side, face, or back; capsize: The boat overturned during the storm.
1. the act of overturning.
2. the state of being overturned.
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