- to set, turn, or stand on end
- to upset or topple
Someone has upended this turtle.
When you turn a table over so its legs are in the air and its top is down on the floor, this is an example of when you upend the table.
verbup·end·ed, up·end·ing, up·ends
- To stand, set, or turn on one end: upend an oblong box.
- To invalidate, destroy, or change completely; overthrow: upended a popular legend.
- To win victory over; defeat.
(third-person singular simple present upends, present participle upending, simple past and past participle upended)
From up- +"Ž end.