1. to turn up or over: The farmer upturned clumps of sod with his spade.
2. to cause disorder; upheave: The storm upturned the town.
3. to direct or turn upward: She upturned her face toward heaven and prayed.
to turn up or upward: Her eyes upturned to see his face.
1. chaos or extreme disorder, as in society; an upheaval.
2. an upward turn, or a changing and rising movement, as in prices or business.
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