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up·end

 (ŭp-ĕnd′)
v. up·end·ed, up·end·ing, up·ends
v.tr.
1. To stand, set, or turn on one end: upend an oblong box.
2. To invalidate, destroy, or change completely; overthrow: upended a popular legend.
3. To win victory over; defeat.
v.intr.
To be upended.

upend

(ʌpˈɛnd)
vb
1. to turn or set or become turned or set on end
2. (tr) to affect or upset drastically

up•end

(ʌpˈɛnd)

v.t.
1. to set on end, as a barrel or ship.
2. to affect drastically or radically, as tastes, opinions, or reputations.
3. to defeat in competition.
v.i.
4. to become upended.
5. to place the body back-end up, as a dabbling duck.

upend


Past participle: upended
Gerund: upending

Imperative
upend
upend
Present
I upend
you upend
he/she/it upends
we upend
you upend
they upend
Preterite
I upended
you upended
he/she/it upended
we upended
you upended
they upended
Present Continuous
I am upending
you are upending
he/she/it is upending
we are upending
you are upending
they are upending
Present Perfect
I have upended
you have upended
he/she/it has upended
we have upended
you have upended
they have upended
Past Continuous
I was upending
you were upending
he/she/it was upending
we were upending
you were upending
they were upending
Past Perfect
I had upended
you had upended
he/she/it had upended
we had upended
you had upended
they had upended
Future
I will upend
you will upend
he/she/it will upend
we will upend
you will upend
they will upend
Future Perfect
I will have upended
you will have upended
he/she/it will have upended
we will have upended
you will have upended
they will have upended
Future Continuous
I will be upending
you will be upending
he/she/it will be upending
we will be upending
you will be upending
they will be upending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been upending
you have been upending
he/she/it has been upending
we have been upending
you have been upending
they have been upending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been upending
you will have been upending
he/she/it will have been upending
we will have been upending
you will have been upending
they will have been upending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been upending
you had been upending
he/she/it had been upending
we had been upending
you had been upending
they had been upending
Conditional
I would upend
you would upend
he/she/it would upend
we would upend
you would upend
they would upend
Past Conditional
I would have upended
you would have upended
he/she/it would have upended
we would have upended
you would have upended
they would have upended
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.upend - become turned or set on endupend - become turned or set on end; "the airplanes upended"
overturn, tip over, tump over, turn over - turn from an upright or normal position; "The big vase overturned"; "The canoe tumped over"
2.upend - set, turn, or stand on end; "upend the box and empty the contents"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
Translations

upend

[ʌpˈend] VT
1. (= stand on its end) → poner vertical
2. (= knock over) [+ person] → volcar

upend

[ˌʌˈpɛnd] vt [+ glass, box] → renverserup front up-front, upfront [ˌʌpˈfrʌnt]
adj
(= open) [person] → franc(franche)
to be up front about sth → être franc sur qch(franche)
(FINANCE) [cost, charge] → de départ
adv [pay] → d'avance

upend

vt box, sofahochkant stellen; person, animalumdrehen

upend

[ʌpˈɛnd] vt (box) → mettere in piedi (fig) (system) → rovesciare
References in classic literature ?
Why, 'e took up 'is end o' the boxes like they was pounds of tea, and me a puffin' an' a blowin' afore I could upend mine anyhow, an' I'm no chicken, neither.
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But like Saturn, SMART's vehicles are designed from the beginning for plastic use, and it's unlikely that automakers will be willing to upend their design processes in order to accommodate the vagaries of polymer doors.
Unlike vibratory screeners, gyratory screeners impart no vertical motion, so long pellets remain flat on the deck and don't upend and pass through the screens.
I've seen the sending-off again from a better angle and from Brad's viewpoint I don't think he's gone out and made a deliberate attempt to upend him," said O'Neill.
More important, the Institute's brief underscores the signal importance of the panel's decision in threatening to upend the settled expectations of taxpayers and states alike.
Ray's launch barge, the Intermac 650, from a fabrication yard in China to the offshore installation site as well as the launch, upend and set down of the jacket.
TEI strongly urges Congress to defeat the proposal, which would upend centuries of well-founded legal experience, effectively overturn a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of the United States confirming the application of the attorney-client privilege to corporations, and inject significant additional uncertainty into the tax law.
Despite their pudgy profiles, pandas upend themselves quite well, backing up to a vertical surface and walking their rear legs upwards (SN: 1/27/01, p.