overturn

01. His conviction for murder was [overturned] when the principal witness changed her testimony.
02. He was convicted of assault, but the charge was [overturned] on appeal.
03. The man was able to breathe in a small pocket of air in the [overturned] ship.
04. The tornado left behind uprooted trees, destroyed houses and [overturned] cars in its path.
05. In 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court [overturned] a ban on pornographic films.
06. His lawyer is seeking to [overturn] his conviction on the grounds that the police pressured witnesses into making false statements that were used as evidence against him.
07. A group of local business owners are heading to federal court to try to [overturn] the state's new smoking ban.
08. Police report that three train cars derailed and [overturned] late Wednesday night in the Howard Street Tunnel.
09. Norma McCorvey, the woman whose 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case helped make abortion legal in the United States, has petitioned to [overturn] that historic decision.
10. Lawmakers in this state say they are determined to [overturn] a law that allows illegal aliens to get driver's licenses.
11. Thieves emptied drawers and [overturned] furniture looking for valuables when they broke into our house.
12. A young boy was killed on the weekend when his off-road vehicle [overturned], crushing him.
13. On Thursday, October 12, 2004, the California Supreme Court [overturned] nearly 4,000 same-sex marriages performed in San Francisco ruling that the mayor did not have the authority to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.
14. A Chinese proverb notes that an [overturned] cart is a warning to oncoming drivers.
15. The crowd was furious at the referee, and shouted that the decision should be [overturned].
16. In 1967, boxer Muhammad Ali was sentenced to five years in prison for refusing to fight in the Vietnam War, but the sentence was [overturned] on appeal three years later.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • overturn — overturn, upset, capsize, overthrow, subvert are comparable because they carry a common basic meaning to cause to fall, or, intransitively, to fall, from the normal or proper position. Otherwise they vary widely in their applications and… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • overturn — over·turn vt: overrule Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. overturn …   Law dictionary

  • Overturn — O ver*turn , n. The act off overturning, or the state of being overturned or subverted; overthrow; as, an overturn of parties. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overturn — O ver*turn , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overturned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overturning}.] 1. To turn or throw from a basis, foundation, or position; to overset; as, to overturn a carriage or a building. [1913 Webster] 2. To subvert; to destroy; to overthrow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overturn — UK US /ˌəʊvəˈtɜːn/ verb [T] ► LAW to change a legal decision: overturn a decision/verdict/ruling »The Court of Appeal overturned the earlier decision …   Financial and business terms

  • overturn — Upset or change around; e.g., if certain security is proven to be invalid. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms) United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012 …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • overturn — (v.) early 13c., of a wheel, to rotate, roll over, from OVER (Cf. over) + TURN (Cf. turn) (v.). Attested from c.1300 in general trans. sense to throw over violently; figurative meaning to ruin, destroy is from late 14c. Of judicial decisions, to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • overturn — [v] flip over annul, bring down, capsize, countermand, down, invalidate, invert, keel over, knock down, knock over, nullify, overbalance, prostrate, repeal, rescind, reverse, roll, set aside, spill, tip over, topple, tumble, turn over, turn… …   New thesaurus

  • overturn — ► VERB 1) turn over and come to rest upside down. 2) abolish, invalidate, or reverse (a decision, system, belief, etc.) …   English terms dictionary

  • overturn — [ō΄vər tʉrn′; ] for n. [ ō′vər tʉrn΄] vt. 1. to turn or throw over; upset 2. to conquer; defeat; ruin vi. to turn or tip over; capsize n. an overturning or being overturned SYN. UPSET …   English World dictionary

  • Overturn — For the unmaking of a contract between parties, see Overturning. Not to be confused with Turnover. Overturn Developer(s) Studio Zan Publisher(s) …   Wikipedia

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