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adjective & adverb
1With the upper part where the lower part should be; in an inverted position.[as adverb] ‘the car rolled and landed upside down’[as adjective] ‘an upside-down canoe’upturned, upended, bottom up, wrong side up, head over heels, inverted, reversed, overturned, capsized, upset, flippedView synonyms
- 1.1In or into total disorder or confusion.[as adverb] ‘burglars have turned our house upside down’
- 1.1In or into total disorder or confusion.
Middle English: originally up so down, perhaps in the sense ‘up as if down’.
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