Date: 1823 transitive verb 1. to set or stand on end; also overturn 1 2. a. to affect to the point of being upset or flurried <
a…literary shocker, designed to upend the credulous matrons — Wolcott Gibbs
b. defeat, beat intransitive verb to rise on an end

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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