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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.

upside down

adj
1. (usually postpositive; upside-down when prenominal) turned over completely; inverted
2. (upside-down when prenominal) informal confused; muddled; topsy-turvy: an upside-down world.
adv
3. in an inverted fashion
4. in a chaotic or crazy manner
[C16: variant, by folk etymology, of earlier upsodown]
ˌupside-ˈdownness n

up′side down′


adv.
1. with the upper part undermost.
2. in or into complete disorder; topsy-turvy: to turn the house upside down.
[1300–50; Middle English upsedoun, earlier up so doun]
up′side-down′, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.upside down - in an inverted mannerupside down - in an inverted manner; "the box was lying on the floor upside down"

upside down

upside-down
adverb
1. wrong side up, bottom up, on its head The painting was hung upside down.
adjective
1. inverted, overturned, upturned, on its head, bottom up, wrong side up Tony had an upside-down map of Britain on his wall.
2. (Informal) confused, disordered, chaotic, muddled, jumbled, in disarray, in chaos, topsy-turvy, in confusion, higgledy-piggledy (informal), in disorder the upside-down sort of life that we've had
turn something upside down ransack, search, go through, comb, scour, rummage through, rake through, turn something inside out, fossick through (Austral. & N.Z.) I've turned the place upside down, but cannot find it.
Translations
vzhůru nohamapřevráceněpřevrácený
på hovedet
ylösalaisinsekaisinsotku
à l’enversà l'enverssens dessus dessousla tête en basles jambes en l’air
naopačke
fej: a feje tetején v. tetejérefelfordítva
á hvolf, í óreiîuá hvolfi
さかさまの逆さまに
거꾸로거꾸로의
aukštielninkaiaukštyn kojomis
ačgārniar kājām gaisājuku jukāmnekārtībāotrādi
prevrátene
obrnjen na glavo
upp och neruppochned
คว่ำลง พลิกบนลงล่างพลิกเอาด้านบนลงล่าง
chổng ngượclộn ngược

upside down

advverkehrt herum; the monkey was hanging upside downder Affe hing verkehrt herum or mit dem Kopf nach unten; to turn something upside down (lit)etw umdrehen; (fig)etw auf den Kopf stellen (inf); when my daughter was born my world turned upside downals meine Tochter geboren wurde, wurde mein Leben auf den Kopf gestellt

upside down

[ˌʌpsaɪdˈdaʊn]
1. adv (person) → a testa in giù; (object) → alla rovescia, sottosopra
to turn upside down → capovolgere (mattress) → rivoltare (fig) → mettere sottosopra or a soqquadro
2. adj (person) → a testa in giù; (object) → capovolto/a
the room was upside down (in disorder) → la stanza era tutta sottosopra or a soqquadro

upside down

(apsaiˈdaun) adverb
1. with the top part underneath. The plate was lying upside down on the floor.
2. into confusion. The burglars turned the house upside down.

upside down

رَأْساً عَلَى عَقِب, مَقْلُوبٌ رَأْساً عَلَى عَقِب převrácený, vzhůru nohama på hovedet auf den Kopf gestellt, verkehrt herum ανάποδα, ανάποδος al revés ylösalaisin à l’envers, à l'envers naopačke sottosopra さかさまの, 逆さまに 거꾸로, 거꾸로의 ondersteboven opp ned, opp-ned do góry nogami ao contrário, de cabeça para baixo вверх дном, перевернутый upp och ner, uppochned คว่ำลง พลิกบนลงล่าง, พลิกเอาด้านบนลงล่าง baş aşağı chổng ngược, lộn ngược 倒置的, 颠倒