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
Business leaders today are reshaping the internet, reimagining health care, upending transportation and more.
In Pennsylvania, the state Supreme Court would draw national attention — including President Trump’s — by throwing out the map, imposing a new one, and upending politics across the state.
Trenton upended the defending Division 2 champions, Birmingham Brother Rice, 3-2, in the semifinals at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth to advance to Saturday's championship game.
Trump’s declaration departed from decades of U.S. policy and upended longstanding international assurances that the fate of the city would be determined in negotiations.
Both are married, and the admission upended her political career.
The fire union’s charter amendments would upend that status, costing taxpayers millions of dollars more in the long term.
And another lab discovered the activity of glial cells (a type of brain cell that supports neuron function) likely helps fuel schizophrenia—upending the theory that the disorder results mainly from faulty neurons.
The Scotch maker is just the latest company to tweak or upend gender roles in its advertising.
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First Known Use of upend
annihilate, blow away, blow out, bomb, break, bury, clobber, cream, crush, drub, finish, flatten, overwhelm, rout, shellac, skin, slaughter, smoke [slang], snow under, thrash, trounce, upset, wallop, wax [slang], whip;
get the better of, knock for a loop;
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
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