how to pronounce overturn


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overturn is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of overturn in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… enough votes to overturn the georgia …”

meanings of overturn


  1. To diminish the significance of a previous defeat by winning; to make a comeback from.
  2. To reverse (a decision); to overrule or rescind.
  3. To turn over, capsize or upset.
  4. To overthrow or destroy.


  1. A turning over or upside-down; inversion.
  2. The overturning or overthrow of some institution or state of affairs; ruin.

overturn frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word overturn occurs in english on average 1.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics overturn can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that overturn can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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