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verb overturn pronunciation in British English /ˌəʊvə(r)ˈtɜː(r)n/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleoverturning
past tenseoverturned
past participleoverturned
  1. 1
    [transitive] to turn something so that its bottom or side is upwards

    The dogs have overturned our bin again.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to turn over in this way

      The truck overturned and fell off the bridge.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to say officially that something such as a decision or law is wrong and change it

    The appeal court refused to overturn the lower court’s decision.

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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