What does upend mean?

Definitions for upendʌpˈɛnd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word upend.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. upend(verb)

    become turned or set on end

    "the airplanes upended"

  2. upend(verb)

    set, turn, or stand on end

    "upend the box and empty the contents"


  1. upend(Verb)

    To end up; to set on end.

  2. upend(Verb)

    To tip or turn over.

    When he upended the bottle of water over his sleeping sister, the lid popped off and surprised them both.

  3. upend(Verb)

    To destroy, invalidate, overthrow, or defeat.

    The scientific evidence upended the popular myth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Upend(verb)

    to end up; to set on end, as a cask


  1. Upend

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upend in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dan Heckman:

    We see very little to upset or upend the December rate hike.

  2. David Yepsen:

    The stakes are very high for her here. She has got to win. If she does, fine. If she doesn't, then it becomes a much different game in New Hampshire, it's really Sanders' only hope to get something going is to upend her here.

  3. Louise Sunshine:

    Nobody ever knew when he walked in a meeting what he was going to say or do because he didn't, donald has always managed to walk into a meeting and say something that nobody else expected him ever to say, upend the entire meeting, leave everybody agog, and control every situation that way, so by the time he leaves the room, he has the store, he owns the store.

  4. John Kasich:

    If the governor does eventually plunge into the race, one thing seems guaranteed : He would be, by a large margin, the Republican field's most provocative voice. No, he likely would n’t win, and he might well get the snot kicked out of him. But more than any other underdog flirting with 2016, John Kasich — defiant, outspoken, critical of conservatism from within — could upend the tenor of the primary season. [ Calendar of a candidate - Ohio Gov. John Kasich will be making stops in South Carolina and New Hampshire at the end of the month. Columbus [ Ohio ] Dispatch :.

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Translations for upend

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • voltear, refutar, dar vuelta, desafiarSpanish
  • ympäri, murtaa, lopettaa, murskataFinnish
  • omkiepen, onderuithalenDutch
  • переворачивать, опрокидывать, опровергать, ставить на попа, свергатьRussian

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