overturned overturned  /ˈoʊ vər ˌtɜrnd/


  • (adj) having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom



  1. Wade decision should be overturned, their support for him drops substantially.
  2. She overturned traditional notions of what it meant to be a Chinese woman.
  3. They overturned cars, set fires, burned down a hat shop.


  1. Overturned semitrailer shuts down Highway 321 Friday night

    An overturned semitrailer forced rescue crews to shut down a busy highway in Blowing Rock for nearly two hours on Friday night. The truck flipped on its side on a curve in the southbound lane of Highway 321. The driver was not hurt, but traffic was delayed. Crews had shut the road down so two trucks could come in and flip the truck back over.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: WSOC-TV Charlotte

  2. Overturned truck damages West Loop ramp, causes Galleria slowdown

    HOUSTON -- A partially overturned 18-wheeler caused the shutdown of the West Loop southbound ramp to the Southwest Freeway northbound on Friday. Houston TranStar reported the crash occurred at 6:30 a.m. As of 1:30 p.m., crews were working to make temporary repairs to the ramp, and southbound traffic on the West Loop was still moving slow. All traffic on the ramp was forced to the Southwest ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KHOU 11 Houston

  3. Overturned big rig, fuel spill closes SR-3 on Merritt Island

    An overturned tractor-trailer is causing traffic problems on Merritt Island late Thursday morning. The truck flipped in the 2500 block of SR-3. Authorities said fuel spilled from the rig, causing the closure of SR-3. There’s no word on what caused the crash or whether anyone was injured.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WFTV 9 Orlando


  1. "Although democracy is, at its core, about the peaceful transfer of political authority, and despite his failure to get the electoral results overturned, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki refuses to acknowledge his defeat or Iraqis' clear desire for...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Ayad Allawi Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "This is why we did not cancel the march," said the Rev. Al Sharpton, an organizer of Thursday's rally along with the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the NAACP. "When they overturned Mychal's conviction, everyone said we won."
    on Sep 21, 2007 By: Al Sharpton Source: FOXNews

  3. "You can't keep recycling negative comments that just pulls you down even more. Sure, there is a negative record. But you can't think about that," Salpigidis added. "Statistics are there to be overturned but they should not affect the way you...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Dimitris Salpingidis Source: The Associated Press

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