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English verb: upend

1. upend (motion) become turned or set on end


SamplesThe airplanes upended.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)overturn, tip over, tump over, turn over

2. upend (contact) set, turn, or stand on end


SamplesUpend the box and empty the contents.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set









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