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〔 ʌpˋsєt 〕


〔 ʌpˊset 〕

Overview of noun upset

The noun upset has 6 senses

  • disturbance, perturbation, upset -- (an unhappy and worried mental state; "there was too much anger and disturbance"; "she didn't realize the upset she caused me")

  • upset, derangement, overthrow -- (the act of disturbing the mind or body; "his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset"; "she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living")

  • disorder, upset -- (a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time")

  • upset, swage -- (a tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging)

  • upset, overturn, turnover -- (the act of upsetting something; "he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed")

  • overturn, upset -- (an improbable and unexpected victory; "the biggest upset since David beat Goliath")

Overview of verb upset

The verb upset has 6 senses

  • upset -- (disturb the balance or stability of; "The hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries")

  • upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfit -- (cause to lose one's composure)

  • disturb, upset, trouble -- (move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought")

  • overturn, tip over, turn over, upset, knock over, bowl over, tump over -- (cause to overturn from an upright or normal position; "The cat knocked over the flower vase"; "the clumsy customer turned over the vase"; "he tumped over his beer")

  • swage, upset -- (form metals with a swage)

  • upset -- (defeat suddenly and unexpectedly; "The foreign team upset the local team")

Overview of adj upset

The adj upset has 5 senses

  • disquieted, distressed, disturbed, upset, worried -- (afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief; "too upset to say anything"; "spent many disquieted moments"; "distressed about her son's leaving home"; "lapsed into disturbed sleep"; "worried parents"; "a worried frown"; "one last worried check of the sleeping children")

  • broken, confused, disordered, upset -- (thrown into a state of disarray or confusion; "troops fleeing in broken ranks"; "a confused mass of papers on the desk"; "the small disordered room"; "with everything so upset")

  • upset -- (used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win; "the Bills' upset victory over the Houston Oilers")

  • upset -- (mildly physically distressed; "an upset stomach")

  • overturned, upset, upturned -- (having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom; "an overturned car"; "the upset pitcher of milk"; "sat on an upturned bucket")