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
Cohen, the sole owner of the firm, legally established it in mid-October 2016, about a week after the Access Hollywood tape that captured Trump bragging about grabbing women’s genitals upended the presidential race.
The book attempts to do for blockchain what the likes of Laurence Lessig and Tim Wu did for the Internet and cyberspace — explain how a new technology will upend the current legal and social order.
But the move is deeply symbolic, upending the decades-old U.S. policy of withholding recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital until the final status of the contested city is worked out in a peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians.
Comcast might immediately launch a hostile bid for much of 21st Century Fox, for example, potentially upending Disney’s planned acquisition of much of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment business.
Economists don’t see inflation upending consumer confidence, in part because incomes are also generally rising.
The Wildcats have an exceptional group of middle-distance and distance runners, but senior sprinter Myles Gascon is a name to watch after Neuqua Valley upended Minooka 120.5-96.5 in Downers Grove last Friday.
The Cavaliers have struggled to upend the Pacers in the first round of the NBA playoffs.
For the most part, though, this felt like a regular old entry of Westworld, as much as the order of things has been totally upended.
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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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