invert-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: reverse the order or position of

Children often invert word order when learning a language.
Musicians often invert passages to create a new effect.
Inverting art can often lead to new perspectives on an old piece.
Tommy inverted the letters of the alphabet due to his dyslexia.
Bob inverted the order of the Lord of the Rings trilogy for kicks.

VerbNet: other_cos-45.4
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: turn inside out or upside down

NOTE: May be metaphorical.

He has inverted the modernist dictum 'less is more'.
Franklin inverted the hourglass to start timing the game.
I inverted the wedding bouquet so that we could preserve the flowers.
Nancy inverted her jeans to wash them properly.
On April Fool's day, John inverted his clothes and wore them.

VerbNet: other_cos-45.4
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: invert.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3