Definitions

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  • v. To turn (something) upside down, to invert (something).

Etymologies

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Examples

  • You don't need to up-end your makeup bag completely; just invest in a face savers like a cream luminizer, some brow powder, and the right blush.

    Napoleon Perdis: Hair Apparent: Easy Ways to Sync Your Hair & Makeup Like a Celeb

  • Fortunately, I saw a bamboo pole, floating on the surface several hundred feet away, suddenly up-end and start a very devil's dance.

    The Water Baby

  • A great cake had driven its nose into the bed of the river thirty feet below and was struggling to up-end.

    CHAPTER 24

  • Their speed began to diminish, and cakes of ice to up-end and crash and smash about them.

    THE MEAT

  • It was not in the nature of things for a mush-plate to up-end itself on the table, even if a man or so had been killed.

    THE UNEXPECTED

  • Somewhere in all those wasted muscles of his was enough strength, if he could gather it all at once, to up-end the boat and launch it.

    Chapter VIII

  • Food is a political hot potato, and sharp price increases in a short time can stoke public anger, encourage smuggling, and threaten to up-end China's cherished standard of 95% self-sufficiency in food.

    Hot Potato in China's Rising Food Costs

  • Little Oliver Golding is through to the semi-finals of the junior singles, recovering from a set and a break down to up-end Argentina's Renzo Olivo 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

    Wimbledon 2010 live blog: 1 July

  • Over that period, eBay's stock price was cut in half, a loss of $30 billion in market value, as investors reacted to a string of troubled acquisitions initiated by Whitman and the prospect that Google or others might up-end the online auction business.

    Meg Whitman's Rocky Tenure At eBay

  • In the other Braverman employment news, househusband Joel will up-end Julia's life when he decides to head back into the salt mines.

    Mega Buzz: A Criminal Exit, the House Romance and Jane's Mentalist Breakdown

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