[ UK /ˈʌptɜːnd/ ]
  1. having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom
    the upset pitcher of milk
    sat on an upturned bucket
    an overturned car
  2. (used of noses) turned up at the end
    a retrousse nose
    a small upturned nose
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How To Use upturned In A Sentence

  • The wide planing hull lends stability for easy shots down tough rapids, and the boat's upturned bow makes punching through big holes a cinch.
  • Each evening, before retiring, the careful wife sees that a hocho, or kitchen knife, is laid upon the kitchen floor, and covered with a kanadarai, or brazen wash - basin, on the upturned bottom of which is placed a single straw sandal, of the noiseless sort called zori, also turned upside down. Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan Second Series
  • Her eyes missed nothing; her dainty close-set ears heard all -- the short, dry note of a chewink, the sweet, wholesome song of the cardinal, the thrilling cries of native jays and woodpeckers, the heavenly outpoured melody of the Florida wren, perched on some tiptop stem, throat swelling under the long, delicate, upturned bill. The Firing Line
  • They upturned four tubs and all the flowers were thrown about.
  • The violent revolution upturned the whole country.
  • Emerging from the subway to see an upturned hot-dog cart on the corner of Franklin Street.
  • My new paint tubes are arranged in a neat arc, brushes and palette knife by their side, and an upturned white enamel plate ready to do duty as a palette until I can find an old one or buy new.
  • Many skis were just a whipsawed piece of lumber four to six inches in width with an upturned tip, but they worked well enough to transport the skier to where he wanted to go.
  • They were able to swim down and then out of the hull to join eight other tourists and the yacht's master on the deck linking the hulls of the upturned craft.
  • Lift them from the sheet and bend them over upturned egg cups to form baskets.
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