What does overturn mean?

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  1. To turn over, capsize or upset (something)
  2. To overthrow or destroy something
  3. (law) To reverse a decision; to overrule or rescind
  4. To diminish the significance of a previous defeat by winning; to comeback from.
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What is sought now to be done is to ask the court to overturn a conviction because he made a decision not to call evidence.
Regulars in a Westbury pub are backing a landlord's bid to overturn the decision to revoke his late licence by contributing towards legal fees.
The National Government explicitly declined to legislate in order to overturn that precedent.
Anti-abortion activists launched a petition campaign on January 22 in a bid to overturn the veto.
The 1996 law severely restricts the ability of federal courts to overturn decisions in state trials.
So it is very hard to see how the teleological argument, any more than the cosmological, can overturn the argument from evil.

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