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 growing wave of ex-pat seniors is not only upending notions about retirement in the hemisphere but reshaping the face of communities throughout the Americas.
Cheaper fuel and an industrywide glut of smaller, relatively young widebody planes have upended the economics that had favored larger models for long-range flying.
Cheaper fuel and an industrywide glut of smaller, relatively young wide-body planes have upended the economics that had favored larger models for long-range flying.
But there are thousands more who have seen their lives upended by economic hardship, forcing them to move in with friends or family.
But there is plenty of time for a surprise candidate who could upend expectations.
Florida State (55-8-1) hadn't lost a home game in 2017 until being upended by LSU on consecutive days.
BA canceled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick Saturday, upending the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend.
The Montana House special election was upended on the eve of Thursday’s balloting when the Republican candidate was charged with assault, and the Democrats are making a last-day push to capitalize on the imbroglio and get voters to the polls.
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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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