Definition of upend in English:

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upend

Pronunciation: /ʌpˈɛnd/

verb

[with object]
1Set or turn (something) on its end or upside down: she upended a can of soup over the portions (as adjective upended) an upended box
More example sentences
  • 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.
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: a pair of swans were feeding by upending

Words that rhyme with upend

amend, append, apprehend, ascend, attend, befriend, bend, blend, blende, commend, comprehend, condescend, contend, defriend, depend, emend, end, expend, extend, fend, forfend, friend, impend, interdepend, lend, mend, misapprehend, misspend, offend, on-trend, Oostende, Ostend, perpend, portend, rend, reprehend, scrag-end, send, spend, subtend, suspend, tail end, tend, transcend, trend, underspend, unfriend, vend, weekend, wend

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