evert Definition

to turn outward or inside out.

Using evert: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "evert" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The chameleon can evert its tongue to catch insects.

  • Example

    The sea star can evert its stomach to digest food outside its body.

  • Example

    The sock was inside out, so I had to evert it before putting it on.

evert Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for evert

Phrases with evert

  • evert one's eyelids

    to turn one's eyelids inside out


    As a kid, he would often evert his eyelids to scare his friends.

  • to turn a tube inside out


    The dentist asked me to evert the toothpaste tube to get the last bit of paste out.

  • evert a foot

    to turn the foot outward


    The ballet teacher instructed the students to evert their feet during the plié exercise.

Origins of evert

from Latin 'evertere', meaning 'to overturn'


Summary: evert in Brief

'Evert' [ih-vurt] means to turn outward or inside out. It is used to describe the action of certain animals like the chameleon and sea star, as well as the act of turning a sock or tube inside out. The phrase 'evert one's eyelids' refers to turning one's eyelids inside out.