overturn

overturn(
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vuhr
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tuhrn
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to cause to tip over)
a. volcar
Rioters overturned vehicles and set fire to them.Los alborotadores volcaron vehículos y les prendieron fuego.
2. (to reverse)
a. anular
The appeal court overturned his conviction and he walked free.El tribunal de apelación anuló su condena y salió libre.
3. (to depose)
a. derrocar
A wave of popular unrest grew in strength until it eventually overturned the tyrant.Una ola de descontento popular creció hasta que finalmente derrocó al tirano.
b. derribar
We are not seeking to overturn the government. We simply want our views heard.No buscamos derribar el gobierno. Simplemente queremos que nos escuchen.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (to tip over)
a. volcar
A truck carrying dangerous chemicals overturned in high winds today.Hoy los fuertes vientos hicieron que volcara un camión cargado de sustancias químicas peligrosas.
b. dar una vuelta de campana
The car skidded, hit the shoulder, and overturned.El auto resbaló, chocó contra el arcén y dio una vuelta de campana.
c. darse vuelta
The boys' football hit the can of paint and it overturned.La pelota de fútbol de los chicos dio contra la lata de pintura y se dio vuelta.
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overturn
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (table, boat)
a. volcar
2. (government)
a. derribar
3. (bill)
a. rechazar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (general)
a. volcar
overturn [ˌəʊvəˈtɜːn]
transitive verb
[+car, boat, saucepan] volcar; [+government] derrocar; derribar; [+decision, ruling] anular
they managed to have the ruling overturned lograron hacer anular la decisión
intransitive verb
[+car] volcar; dar una vuelta de campana; [+boat] zozobrar;
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