Pronunciation: ( —v.up-tûrn', up'tûrn"; —n.up'tûrn"),[key] —v.t. 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.
—v.i. to turn up or upward: Her eyes upturned to see his face.
—n. 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.