verb (used with object)
up or over: The farmer upturned clumps of sod with his spade.
to cause disorder; upheave: The storm upturned the town.
to direct or turn
upward: She upturned her face toward heaven and prayed.
verb (used without object)
up or upward: Her eyes upturned to see his face.
chaos or extreme disorder, as in society; an upheaval.
an upward turn
, or a changing and rising movement
, as in prices or business.
Origin: 1300–50; Middle English:
to overturn; see up-
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