upending

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n upending turning upside down; setting on end
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Usage

In literature:

Under the three it upended and rolled sidewise, throwing them back into the water.
"South Sea Tales" by Jack London
He turned a chair upend and placed it under the window.
"The Drums Of Jeopardy" by Harold MacGrath
Then we sat on our blankets, our moccasins steaming on upended sticks before the fire, and had our evening smoke.
"Lost Face" by Jack London
Stephen haled his upended valise to the table and sat down to wait.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
They upended slightly, or lay in hollows between the others.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Two of his canoemen rolled a cask to his feet, and, upending it, broached in the head.
"The Gun-Brand" by James B. Hendryx
One of the Baldies upended his tube, rapped its butt against a rock as if trying to correct a jamming.
"Key Out of Time" by Andre Alice Norton
Terry stood near an upended pile, numb with disappointment over the expected cablegram.
"Terry" by Charles Goff Thomson
From the upended slit of mouth in that goggling face, came a scream.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
With one stroke of the pick I upended several more yellow bars.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
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In news:

Rutgers defensive back David Rowe upends N.C. State wide receiver Jarvis Williams.
2 singles player, upended the Bruins' Tiffany Prather in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.
Upending predictions, young voters made a strong showing at the polls.
Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington (13), is upended by Virginia Tech defenders.
Sandy upended the Shore's housing market.
Sikeston's Chris Word is upended against Cardinal Ritter on Friday night at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium.
Illinois State upended by Missouri State 24-17.
Sonoma's soccer boys, girl spikers and golfers dominate for wins, girl netters upended .
How his murder case upended a quiet community.
How Rihanna Upended Oprah's Standard Redemption Narrative.
Austintown 12-year-olds upended in District final.
Egypt's transition upended by court ruling (+video).
Big five run fifth upended James Shields, Rays.
Softball Lady Dragons upended .
Sports Lady Raiders upended by Milton.
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