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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of upend.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. turned up on end


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  • Toll Brothers shed two cents to 18.93 after the luxury-home builder warned "preliminary signs of stability" in the housing market in September were "upended" during the October financial crisis.

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  • So I kind of upended myself, you know, head first.

    CNN Transcript Jun 25, 2008

  • I came to one person who there was a truck that was kind of upended near him.

    CNN Transcript Aug 3, 2007

  • I came to one person who, there was a truck that was kind of upended near him, and I didn't want to move him because I knew his back was pretty severely injured, but decided that if the bridge shifted, which I didn't really know where I was in context to the whole thing, so we just kind of quickly decided we were going to move him out of the way.

    CNN Transcript Aug 3, 2007

  • She identified the glyph that represented birth-an "upended" frog.


  • With three kids and his family "upended" by divorce, Osborn said now is not the time to worry about an election.


  • The puppet tries to reason with her and before you know it the entire table is upended and the work comes to a halt thanks to this rather meta-interruption.

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  • A recent Forrester study upended conventional wisdom by stating that Twitter followers may have the potential to be more valuable than Facebook fans in the future.

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  • Ms. Merkel promptly upended her stance on nuclear energy, which she had pushed only last year as the answer to Germany's need for energy security and reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions.

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  • Would you like to be a fly on the wall at the wedding of Lucas Cortez and Paige Winterbourne as their eminently practical plans are upended by their well-meaning friends?

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