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1‘the mangled remains of a vehicle were found hanging upside down in a tree’
upturned, upended, bottom up, wrong side up, head over heels, inverted, reversed, overturned, capsized, upset, flipped
upright, the right way up
2‘they left the flat upside down’
in disarray, into disarray, in disorder, into disorder, jumbled up, in a jumble, into a jumble, in a muddle, into a muddle, untidy, disorganized, chaotic, all over the place, in chaos, into chaos, in confusion, into confusion, topsy-turvy, at sixes and sevens
informal messed up, higgledy-piggledy
‘the burglars have turned our house upside down’
throw into disarray, throw into disorder, make disorderly, disorder, untidy, make untidy, disorganize, disturb, jumble, mix up, muddle, upset, turn something topsy-turvy
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