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
Tobacco families battle for dominance as the invention of the mechanized cigarette rolling machine sets to upend the traditional hand-rolling method.
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.
Turnbull’s switch illustrates how politics around the world are being upended by Trump’s election and the success of other anti-elite politicians.
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.
Balance Sheet Unicaja’s share sale is another milestone in the reorganization of a sector upended by a property bust that resulted in a raft of bailouts five years ago.
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.
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First Known Use of upend
Synonymsbest, conquer, defeat, dispatch, do down [British], get, get around, lick, master, overbear, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), skunk, stop, subdue, surmount, take, trim, triumph (over), beat, win (against), worst
Related Wordssweep; edge (out), nose out, pip [British]; 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; cap, excel, flourish, score, succeed; knock off, knock over, overpower, overthrow, subjugate, unseat, vanquish; ace (out), better, eclipse, exceed, excel, outdistance, outdo, outfight, outshine, outstrip, overtop, surpass, top, transcend
Near Antonymsfall, give up, go down, go under; collapse, fail, flop, flunk, fold, wash out
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
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