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upside down


adverb

  1. with the upper part undermost.
  2. in or into complete disorder; topsy-turvy: The burglars turned the house upside down.

adjective

  1. (usually postpositive; upside-down when prenominal) turned over completely; inverted
  2. (upside-down when prenominal) informal confused; muddled; topsy-turvyan upside-down world

adverb

  1. in an inverted fashion
  2. in a chaotic or crazy manner

late 15c., earlier upsadoun (late 14c.), up so down (c.1300); the so perhaps meaning “as if.”

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