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.
Recent Examples of upend from the Web
The governor signed a new budget at 1:03 a.m. on Tuesday, but not before residents saw state business temporarily upended.
In a sense, the Gulf monarchies have worried about their long-term stability ever since late 2010, when a series of popular uprisings started upending autocratic regimes across the Middle East and North Africa.
From Yves Saint Laurent popularizing the trouser for women with his Le Smoking to Keith Richards upending menswear norms by pilfering from girlfriend Anita Pallenberg's closet, fashion during the end of the '60s was more revolution than evolution.
The company attributes the industry-wide weakness to a lack of exciting new options since Greek yogurt upended the market.
For 20-odd hours you’d been fed a generic tale of revenge, and then suddenly Monolith decided to upend Tolkien’s whole universe and create a (paradoxical) second One Ring.
Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook are now worth nearly $3 trillion, having upended or assimilated a vast swath of the U.S. economy.
With its strategy upended, May’s government was battling to give the impression of business as usual before the start of talks on Monday.
In his high-stakes strategy to overhaul the federal health law, President Donald Trump is threatening to upend the individual health insurance market with several key policies.
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First Known Use of upend
UPEND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of upend for English Language Learners
: to cause (something) to be upside down : to turn (something) over
: to cause (someone) to fall down or be turned over
UPEND Defined for Kids
Definition of upend for Students
: to set, stand, or rise on end
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