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invert (verb) turn upside down or inside out.

When, for example, you put water in a glass and invert it, you turn it upside down, resulting in the glass being emptied of the water. If you wear a coat normally, it is a raincoat, and if you invert it, it may become a pullover. The doctor inverts a just-born baby and gives it a pat on the back, when they hold the baby by its feet upside down.

  • He practices the yoga, and one of the postures requires the body to be inverted. In doing it he supports his body on the head with his legs straight upward.
  • If we invert the comma marks they become quotation marks, which we use to quote someone's words.
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