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  • 1turn upside down — index overthrow, upset Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2turn upside down — turn (something) upside down informal : to make (something) very untidy I turned the room upside down looking for my car keys. The house was turned upside down while the renovations were under way. often used figuratively His whole world was… …

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  • 3turn upside down — turn (something) upside down to change something completely. His experience in the war turned his world upside down. The crash of the dot com companies turned lives upside down. Related vocabulary: turn something on its head …

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  • 4turn upside down — verb a) To flip over; to rotate top to bottom Turn the box upside down and look at the bottom. b) To thoroughly examine. They turned the house upside down looking for the car keys …

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  • 5turn upside down — Synonyms and related words: accommodate, adapt, adjust, alter, ameliorate, better, break up, capsize, careen, change, comb, convert, culbuter, deform, denature, diversify, evert, fit, improve, introvert, intussuscept, invaginate, inverse, invert …

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  • 6turn upside down — cause disorder; invert, turn over …

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  • 7To turn upside down — Turn Turn (t[^u]rn), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Turned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Turning}.] [OE. turnen, tournen, OF. tourner, torner, turner, F. tourner, LL. tornare, fr. L. tornare to turn in a lathe, to rounds off, fr. tornus a lathe, Gr. ? a turner s… …

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  • 8upside down — upside down1 adv [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: up so down up as if down (14 16 centuries)] 1.) with the top at the bottom and the bottom at the top ▪ To get the plant out of the pot, turn it upside down and give it a gentle knock. 2.) turn sth upside …

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  • 9upside down — adverb * with the top part at the bottom or lower than the bottom part: The car landed upside down in a ditch. turn someone s life/world upside down to change someone s life completely, often in a way that is shocking or upsetting: My world has… …

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  • 10turn something upside down — turn (something) upside down to change something completely. His experience in the war turned his world upside down. The crash of the dot com companies turned lives upside down. Related vocabulary: turn something on its head …

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  • 11turn someone's life upside down — turn someone’s life/world/upside down phrase to change someone’s life completely, often in a way that is shocking or upsetting My world has been turned upside down by this disease. Thesaurus: to have an effect on someone s emotions or… …

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  • 12turn someone's world upside down — turn someone’s life/world/upside down phrase to change someone’s life completely, often in a way that is shocking or upsetting My world has been turned upside down by this disease. Thesaurus: to have an effect on someone s emotions or… …

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  • 13turn something upside down — phrase to make a place very untidy while you are searching for something The police came and turned the place upside down. Thesaurus: to make things untidysynonym Main entry: upside down …

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  • 14upside down — [[t]ʌ̱psaɪd da͟ʊn[/t]] also upside down 1) ADV: ADV after v, n ADV If something has been moved upside down, it has been turned round so that the part that is usually lowest is above the part that is usually highest. The painting was hung upside… …

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  • 15upside down */ — UK / US adverb with the top part at the bottom or lower than the bottom part The car landed upside down in a ditch. • turn someone s life/world upside down to change someone s life completely, often in a way that is shocking or upsetting My world …

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  • 16Turn It Upside Down — Infobox Album | Name = Turn It Upside Down Type = Album Artist = Spin Doctors Released = June 14, 1994 Recorded = 1993 Genre = Pop/Rock Length = 52:31 Label = Epic Producer = Peter Denenberg, Frankie La Rocka, Spin Doctors Reviews = *Allmusic… …

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  • 17ˌupside ˈdown */ — adv with the top part at the bottom or lower than the bottom part The car landed upside down in a ditch.[/ex] • turn sb s life / world upside down to change someone s life completely[/ex] turn sth upside down to make a place very untidy while you …

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  • 18upside down — adv. to turn smt. upside down * * * [ˌʌpsaɪd daʊn] to turn smt. upside down …

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  • 19upside down — adverb 1 with the top at the bottom and the bottom at the top: You ve hung that picture upside down! 2 disorganized or untidy see also: turn sth upside down turn 1 (19b) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20turn someone or something upside down — tv. to upset someone or something; to confuse someone or something. □ We turned his place upside down, but never found the gun. □ The whole business turned me upside down. It’ll take days to recover …

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