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upside

[uhp-sahyd] /ˈʌpˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the upper side or part.
2.
that part of a chart or graph that shows a higher level, especially in price.
3.
an upward trend, as in stock prices.
4.
a positive result.
5.
an encouraging or positive aspect.
adjective
6.
going higher, especially in price or worth:
This stock has a nice upside potential.
preposition
7.
on or against the side of:
Give him a smack upside the head.
Idioms
8.
get upsides with, British. to get even with.
Origin of upside
1605-1615
1605-15; up- + side1
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  • He filled his long pipe full of tobacco, and then he tilted it upside down and sucked in the light of the candle.

    Twilight Land Howard Pyle
  • I was forgetting that we are upside down—and that shows what a state of mind I'm in!

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • If any of the upside Down boys see me with you they'll suspect I've given the thing away.

    Frank Roscoe's Secret Allen Chapman
  • In the middle of the course they are turned over on their sides or upside down.

    The Johnstown Horror James Herbert Walker
  • Having drained the cup of Wagnerism and turned it upside down, is he now going to school with Mozart?

    Art Clive Bell
British Dictionary definitions for upside

upside

/ˈʌpˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
the upper surface or part
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Word Origin and History for upside

1610s, "upper side or surface," from up + side. Phrase upside (someone's) head in reference to a blow to the head is recorded from 1970, U.S. black slang.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for upside

upside

preposition

On the side of; in: He got whacked upside the head with a board (1970+ Black)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with upside

upside

In addition to the idiom beginning with upside also see: turn upside down
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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