n.倾覆,破灭,革命 vt.推翻,颠倒 vi.翻倒 n.翻转,毁灭
动词过去式:overturned 过去分词:overturned 现在分词:overturning 第三人称单数:overturns
1 [I, Tn] (cause sb/sth to) turn over or upside-down; upset （使某人[某物]）翻转, 颠倒, 倾覆, 翻倒
*The boat overturned. 船翻了.
* He overturned the boat. 他把船弄翻了.
* (fig 比喻)The Labour candidate overturned the previous Conservativemajority of 4000. 工党候选人击败了保守党人前次多获4000票的优势而获胜.
* (fig 比喻) The House of Lords overturned (ie reversed) the decision by the House of Commons. 上议院撤销了下议院的决定.
2 [Tn] cause the downfall of (esp a government); overthrow 使垮台（尤指政府）; 推翻
*overturn the military regime 推翻军政权.
v [I and T]
if you overturn something, or if it overturns, it turns upside down or falls over on its side Leslie jumped to her feet, overturning her chair. His car overturned, trapping him inside.overturn a decision/verdict etc
to change a decision or result so that it becomes the opposite of what it was before His conviction was overturned by the Court of Appeal. [T]
to suddenly remove a government from power, especially by using violence