AskDefine | Define upend

Dictionary Definition



1 become turned or set on end; "the airplanes upended"
2 set, turn, or stand on end; "upend the box and empty the contents"

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From up + end



  1. : To end up; to set on end; to tip or turn over.
    When he upended the bottle of water over his sleeping sister, the lid popped off and surprised them both.

Extensive Definition

Upend is a village in the east of the English county of Cambridgeshire.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

beat, cast up, clobber, drub, elevate, erect, honeycomb, lick, lift up, overset, overthrow, overturn, overwhelm, pitch, raise, raise aloft, raise up, rear, rear aloft, sap, sap the foundations, set up, shellac, stand upright, subvert, throw down, throw over, trim, trounce, undermine, upheave, uplift, upraise, uprear, upright, upset, wallop, weaken
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