Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun upending

1 sense of upending

Sense 1
inversion, upending -- (turning upside down; setting on end)
       => motion, movement, move, motility -- (a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb upend

2 senses of upend

Sense 1
upend -- (become turned or set on end; "the airplanes upended")
       => overturn, turn over, tip over, tump over -- (turn from an upright or normal position; "The big vase overturned"; "The canoe tumped over")

Sense 2
upend -- (set, turn, or stand on end; "upend the box and empty the contents")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

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