Definition of upend in English:


Syllabification: up·end
Pronunciation: /ˌəpˈend


[with object]
1Set or turn (something) on its end or upside down: Kitty upended her purse, dumping out all her money (as adjective upended) an upended box
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  • I upended the pumpkin and cut the bottom out of it, then put it outside on our backdeck, over the decklight, sparing us the need to use a candle or a flashlight to light him up.
  • This completely upends conventional wisdom about the war, and requires a certain amount of historical amnesia.
  • His ocean survival unit holds 12 people and has a curved underwater fibreglass section that should stop high waves and wind upending the craft, unlike traditional flat-bottomed inflatables.
overturn, invert, turn over, turn upside down;
trip, take the legs out from under
1.1 [no object] (Of a swimming duck or other waterbird) submerge the head and foreparts in order to feed, so that the tail is raised in the air.

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