Simple Definition of upend
: to cause (something) to be upside down : to turn (something) over
: to cause (someone) to fall down or be turned over
Examples of upend in a sentence
He upended the bicycle to fix its flat tire.
I upended the bucket to use as a stool.
The security inspector upended my bag and dumped everything out.
A giant wave upended the surfers.
The midfielder was upended before he got the ball.
First Known Use of upend
UPEND Defined for Kids
Definition of upend for Students
: to set, stand, or rise on end
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