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upset

adjective (a)

  • Set up; fixed; determined; -- used chiefly or only in the phrase upset price; that is, the price fixed upon as the minimum for property offered in a public sale, or, in an auction, the price at which property is set up or started by the auctioneer, and the lowest price at which it will be sold. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • an unhappy and worried mental state (noun.state)
    Example:
    She didn't realize the upset she caused me.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of disturbing the mind or body (noun.act)
    Example:
    His carelessness could have caused an ecological upset.
    source: wordnet30
  • a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning (noun.state)
    Synonym: disorder
    Example:
    Everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time.
    source: wordnet30
  • a tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: swage
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of upsetting something (noun.act)
    Synonym: overturn, turnover
    Example:
    He was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed.
    source: wordnet30
  • an improbable and unexpected victory (noun.act)
    Synonym: overturn
    Example:
    The biggest upset since David beat Goliath.
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of upsetting, or the state of being upset; an overturn; as, the wagon had an upset. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief (adj.all)
    Example:
    Too upset to say anything.
    source: wordnet30
  • thrown into a state of disarray or confusion (adj.all)
    Example:
    With everything so upset.
    source: wordnet30
  • used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win (adj.all)
    Example:
    The Bills' upset victory over the Houston Oilers.
    source: wordnet30
  • mildly physically distressed (adj.all)
    Example:
    An upset stomach.
    source: wordnet30
  • having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom (adj.all)
    Synonym: overturned, upturned
    Example:
    The upset pitcher of milk.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • disturb the balance or stability of (verb.change)
    Example:
    The hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to lose one's composure (verb.emotion)
    source: wordnet30
  • move deeply (verb.emotion)
    Synonym: disturb, trouble
    Example:
    This book upset me.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to overturn from an upright or normal position (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • form metals with a swage (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • defeat suddenly and unexpectedly (verb.competition)
    Example:
    The foreign team upset the local team.
    source: wordnet30
  • To set up; to put upright. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To become upset. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To turn upwards the outer ends of (stakes) so as to make a foundation for the side of a basket or the like; also, to form (the side) in this manner. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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