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English definition of “upend”

upend

verb [T] uk   /ʌpˈend/ us  
to push or move something so that the part that usually touches the ground does so no longer: She upended the chessboard halfway through the game because she was losing.Pushing and shovingTurning upside down
(Definition of upend from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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