Definition of upend in English:

upend

Syllabification: up·end
Pronunciation: /ˌəpˈend
 
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verb

[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.
    Synonyms
    overturn, invert, turn over, turn upside down; capsize, flip, tip, keel over, turn turtle; 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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