top·sy-tur·vy

top·sy-tur·vy
/ˌtɑːpsiˈtɚvi/ adv
: in or into great disorder or confusion

Her life was turned topsy-turvy when her husband left her.

this topsy-turvy world we live in


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  • top´sy-tur´vi|ly — top|sy tur|vy «TOP see TUR vee», adverb, adjective, noun, plural vies. –adv. adjective. 1. upside down. 2. Figurative. in confusion or disorder: »A lively child is a godsend, even if she turns the whole house topsy turvy (Harriet Beecher Stowe).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • top|sy-tur|vy — «TOP see TUR vee», adverb, adjective, noun, plural vies. –adv. adjective. 1. upside down. 2. Figurative. in confusion or disorder: »A lively child is a godsend, even if she turns the whole house topsy turvy (Harriet Beecher Stowe). –n. confusion; …   Useful english dictionary

  • top´sy-tur´vi|ness — top|sy tur|vy «TOP see TUR vee», adverb, adjective, noun, plural vies. –adv. adjective. 1. upside down. 2. Figurative. in confusion or disorder: »A lively child is a godsend, even if she turns the whole house topsy turvy (Harriet Beecher Stowe).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • top|sy-tur|vy|dom — «TOP ee TUR vee duhm», noun. a state of affairs or a place in which everything is topsy turvy …   Useful english dictionary

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  • tur|bi|nal — «TUR buh nuhl», adjective, noun. –adj. shaped like a top; turbinate. –n. a turbinate bone. ╂[< Latin turbō, inis top2, whirling object or motion, related to turba turmoil] …   Useful english dictionary

  • tur|bi|nate — «TUR buh niht, nayt», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. shaped like a spinning top or inverted cone: »a turbinate shell. 2. of, having to do with, or denoting certain scroll like, spongy bones of the nasal passages in higher vertebrates. –n. 1. a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sy-tur — top·sy tur·vi·ly; top·sy tur·vi·ness; top·sy tur·vy·dom; top·sy tur·vy; top·sy tur·vey; …   English syllables

  • Tur — Die Abkürzung TUR bezeichnet: die Top Level Domain und das IOC Länderkürzel der Türkei den medizinischen Begriff transurethrale Resektion Tur bezeichnet: Kaukasischer Steinbock, eine Ziegenart ein polnisches Militärfahrzeug, siehe Tur… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • top — tȍp2 m <N mn tòpovi> DEFINICIJA 1. vojn. topničko (artiljerijsko) oružje, vatreno oružje razmjerno široke cijevi kojim se na veće daljine ispaljuju eksplozivni hici, puni se granatama [poljski top; protuoklopni top; vodeni top] 2. šah razg …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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