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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

up′side down′(adv.)

  1. with the upper part undermost.

  2. in or into complete disorder; topsy-turvy:

    to turn the house upside down.

Origin of upside down:

1300–50; ME upsedoun, earlier up so doun

up′side-down′(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inverted, upside-down(adverb)

    being in such a position that top and bottom are reversed

    "a quotation mark is sometimes called an inverted comma"; "an upside-down cake"

  2. upside down(adverb)

    in an inverted manner

    "the box was lying on the floor upside down"

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