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upside

[uhp-sahyd] /ˈʌpˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the upper side or part.
2.
that part of a chart or graph that shows a higher level, especially in price.
3.
an upward trend, as in stock prices.
4.
a positive result.
5.
an encouraging or positive aspect.
adjective
6.
going higher, especially in price or worth:
This stock has a nice upside potential.
preposition
7.
on or against the side of:
Give him a smack upside the head.
Idioms
8.
get upsides with, British. to get even with.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; up- + side1
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Examples from the web for upside
  • Place jars upside down on a cloth, allowing space between jars.
  • Turn upside down to cool, and remove part of centres.
  • If his nose had been upside-down, he would have made that respectable.
  • They've been in every room in the house-turning things inside out, and upside down.
  • The soldier took them gingerly, turned them upside down and looked at them without comprehension.
  • If a plate of food is given to them, they hold it upside down.
  • Turn the planter box upside down and remove any existing feet from its bottom.
  • Place it upside down on the base pumpkin, turning to find a good fit.
  • She was left-handed but always played a regular right-handed guitar, strumming it upside down.
  • The main upside to their resemblance is enhanced protection.
British Dictionary definitions for upside

upside

/ˈʌpˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the upper surface or part
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Word Origin and History for upside

1610s, "upper side or surface," from up + side. Phrase upside (someone's) head in reference to a blow to the head is recorded from 1970, U.S. black slang.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for upside

upscale

adjective

Having to do with upper social and economic reaches; wealthy; aristocratic; ritzy: The killing by Jean Harris was an upscale crime (1966+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with upside

upside

In addition to the idiom beginning with upside also see: turn upside down
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