To upend something is to cause it to fall over. If you upend a table, it will fall over and the dishes will get broken.

  • He upended the table and caused the dishes to fall.

  • The protesters upended the tables and started to throw food.

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Example Sentences for upend

  • 1

    The adults breathe by going to the surface and upending.

  • 2

    I just upend the shaker for a few seconds.

  • 3

    Please upend this page and take that information down.

  • 4

    Upend is a village in the east of the English county of Cambridgeshire.

  • 5

    Half of it upended from how we do things.

  • 6

    I am currently in the process of upending my bedroom for it.

  • 7

    Being upended out of the water was a pretty dramatic result.

  • 8

    Carcass and belt separately are upended, to axis vertical positions.

  • 9

    The submarine upended and sank, killing the entire German crew.

  • 10

    These birds feed mainly by skimming rather than upending.