upset, overturn, turnover(noun)
the act of upsetting something
"he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"
an improbable and unexpected victory
"the biggest upset since David beat Goliath"
overturn, turn over, tip over, tump over(verb)
turn from an upright or normal position
"The big vase overturned"; "The canoe tumped over"
turn, bowl over, bring down, dig, overthrow, vacate, flip, pass, pass on, annul, debate, overrule, reach, roll, lift, rescind, tump over, moot, give, deliberate, override, subvert, repeal, delve, revolutionize, tip over, upset, flip over, turn over, reverse, revoke, consider, revolutionise, knock over, countermand, hand, cut into
overturn, tip over, turn over, upset, knock over, bowl over, tump over(verb)
cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
"The cat knocked over the flower vase"; "the clumsy customer turned over the vase"; "he tumped over his beer"
discomfit, turn, bowl over, bring down, dig, overthrow, vacate, flip, pass, pass on, annul, debate, overrule, reach, boggle, roll, lift, rescind, swage, tump over, moot, flabbergast, give, deliberate, override, subvert, repeal, delve, revolutionize, discompose, tip over, trouble, upset, flip over, turn over, reverse, untune, revoke, disconcert, consider, revolutionise, knock over, disturb, countermand, hand, cut into
overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverse(verb)
"The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
turn, bring down, tip over, change by reversal, bowl over, upset, turn over, lift, vacate, annul, overthrow, countermand, subvert, rescind, reverse, invert, revoke, revolutionise, overrule, knock over, revolutionize, override, tump over, repeal, turn back
overthrow, subvert, overturn, bring down(verb)
cause the downfall of; of rulers
"The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"
weaken, land, bowl over, bring down, overthrow, vacate, cut, annul, trim down, lower, demoralise, misdirect, overrule, get down, debase, pervert, demoralize, lift, trim back, trim, counteract, profane, rescind, cut down, tump over, put down, reduce, sabotage, let down, override, subvert, vitiate, repeal, take down, deprave, revolutionize, cut back, tip over, impose, inflict, undermine, upset, turn over, reverse, countermand, revoke, revolutionise, knock over, countermine, visit, debauch, corrupt
revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate(verb)
"He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
nullify, cabbage, revolutionise, hook, bring down, rise, wind, avoid, quash, hoist, annul, elevate, uprise, resign, empty, abandon, overrule, lift, turn over, nobble, go up, pinch, overthrow, plagiarize, arise, invert, abstract, rescind, bowl over, come up, turn back, bring up, plagiarise, pilfer, filch, change by reversal, give up, purloin, snarf, subvert, repeal, invalidate, override, raise, revolutionize, renounce, sneak, tip over, get up, upset, move up, swipe, reverse, airlift, revoke, rear, tump over, turn, face-lift, knock over, vacate, rustle, void, countermand
revolutionize, revolutionise, overturn(verb)
"E-mail revolutionized communication in academe"
bring down, tip over, upset, turn over, lift, vacate, bowl over, overthrow, countermand, subvert, rescind, reverse, annul, revoke, overrule, revolutionise, revolutionize, knock over, override, inspire, tump over, repeal
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A building, monument, or other structure is demolished when reduced to a shapeless mass; it is razed when leveled with the ground; it is destroyed when its structural unity is gone, whether or not its component parts remain. An edifice is destroyed by fire or earthquake; it is demolished by bombardment; it is ruined when, by violence or neglect, it has become unfit for human habitation. Compare ABOLISH; BREAK.
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We're living in a world since Citizens United where multi-millionaires and billionaires are playing a horrendous role in the political system, that's why I believe that we need to overturn Citizens United and move to public funding of elections.
Dung has enjoyed a lot of support in the party and among lower ranks of the elite, if anyone were to mount a campaign to overturn this, it would be him.
It's scandalous... that five police chiefs can overturn a decision of European Union prime ministers on the matter.
I don't know how Supreme Court can even evoke Korematsu in trying to make a distinction because Korematsu was a decision based on the President saying this is for national security, and for Supreme Court to say the court of national opinion overturns Korematsu -- we can't wait around for national opinion to overturn this decision.
Typically, the way it works is the clemency petition goes through multiple levels of review within the Department of Justice before it gets to The White House, before it lands on the president's desk. And that part should just be completely transformed, there should be no way under the universe that clemency petition should go through the Department of Justice at all( because) you are asking career prosecutors to overturn their own decisions. And so there's a way to make the clemency process much more efficient than it is now.
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