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"upside down" in British English

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upside downadverb, adjective

uk   /ˌʌp.saɪd ˈdaʊn/ us   /ˌʌp.saɪd ˈdaʊn/
B2 having the part that is usually at the top turned to be at the bottom: Turn the jar upside down and shake it. The plane was flying upside down at high speed.

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upside downadjective, adverb [not gradable]

us   /ˈʌpˌsɑɪd ˈdɑʊn/
having the part that is usually at the top turned to be at the bottom: He put the pots upside down on a dish towel to let them dry.
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