upside-down


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upside down

adv.
1. So that the upper or right side is down: turned upside down.
2. In great disorder.
3. Being or holding an asset that is worth less than its purchase price or the debt owed on it.

[Alteration of Middle English up so doun, up as if down : up, up; see up + so, as if; see so1 + doun, down; see down1.]

up′side-down′ adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.upside-down - being in such a position that top and bottom are reversedupside-down - being in such a position that top and bottom are reversed; "a quotation mark is sometimes called an inverted comma"; "an upside-down cake"
turned - moved around an axis or center

upside-down

adjective
1. Turned over completely:
2. Characterized by physical confusion:
Informal: mixed-up.
Translations

upside-down

[ˈʌpsaɪdˈdaʊn]
A. ADVal revés; (= untidily) → patas arriba
to turn sth upside-downvolver algo al revés (fig) → revolverlo todo
we turned everything upside-down looking for ital buscarlo lo revolvimos todo, en la búsqueda lo registramos todo de arriba abajo
B. ADJal revés
to be upside-downestar al revés
the room was upside-downreinaba el desorden en el cuarto, en el cuarto todo estaba patas arriba

upside-down

adj
in an upside-down positionverkehrt herum; to be upside-down (picture) → verkehrt herum hängen, auf dem Kopf stehen; (world) → kopfstehen; an upside-down map of Britaineine auf dem Kopf stehende Karte Großbritanniens; a pineapple upside-down cakeein versunkener Ananaskuchen
(fig, = bizarre) the weather is completely upside-downdas Wetter spielt völlig verrückt (inf)
References in classic literature ?
said the Other Professor, who had been standing with his back to us all this time, occupying himself in taking the books out, one by one, and turning them upside-down.
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By a sort of natural instinct, we, of course, eventually decided that the bottom was the top, and set to work to fix it upside-down.
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You see I carry it upside-down, so that the rain can't get in.
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Then load the ratchet assembly into the upside-down agitator, flip it over and tighten the bolt.