Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of turning or throwing up, or the state of being upturned.

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  • verb Present participle of upturn.
  • noun A turning upward.

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Examples

  • And then the room looks clean for about fifteen minutes before Jasper and/or Emilia begin upturning baskets and flinging toys everywhere again.

    Good Housekeeping: Totally Slobtastic Slackermom Edition | Her Bad Mother

  • As the huge balloon filled with air, it ripped from its mooring and dragged across the desert, crashing into and upturning a parked four-wheel-drive vehicle and strewing debris across a wide area before coming to a halt.

    Space balloon rips from mooring, overturns SUV

  • Taboo-upturning C4 "mockumentaries" such as The Execution Of Gary Glitter, Death Of A President and now this, take the idea of the watercooler moment – ie everyone in the office chuntering harmoniously about last night's TV – and add a strong possibility of getting a headbutt.

    Grace Dent's TV OD: The Taking Of Prince Harry

  • As scandals mounted, observers predicted he might resort to upturning the apple cart, finally pushing through tax cuts and others reforms that he had preached for years.

    Milanese Surprise

  • There seems to be a slight upturning of their mouths, as though they know she is watching, that this time she is listening.

    Intersomnolence

  • AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- A tornado ripped across part of New Zealand's largest city on Tuesday, upturning cars and sending debris slicing through the air, witnesses and news reports said.

    New Zealand Tornado: Twister In Country's Largest City, Auckland, Kills At Least 1

  • There seems to be a slight upturning of their mouths, as though they know she is watching, that this time she is listening.

    Intersomnolence

  • AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- A tornado ripped across part of New Zealand's largest city on Tuesday, upturning cars and sending debris slicing through the air, witnesses and news reports said.

    New Zealand Tornado: Twister In Country's Largest City, Auckland, Kills At Least 1

  • It was here that Du Bois shared what was, for him, a decidedly personal confession, musing that he “found” himself in those ten years of “great spiritual upturning” in Atlanta.

    DARKWATER

  • They were years of great spiritual upturning, of the making and unmaking of ideals, of hard work and hard play.

    DARKWATER

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