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upend

[uhp-end] /ʌpˈɛnd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to set on end, as a barrel or ship.
2.
to affect drastically or radically, as tastes, opinions, reputations, or systems.
3.
to defeat in competition, as in boxing or business.
verb (used without object)
4.
to become upended.
5.
to place the body back-end up, as a dabbling duck.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; up- + end1
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British Dictionary definitions for upending

upend

/ʌpˈɛnd/
verb
1.
to turn or set or become turned or set on end
2.
(transitive) to affect or upset drastically
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Word Origin and History for upending
upend
1823, from up + end.
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