Upset Definition

ŭp-sĕt
upsets, upsetting
verb
upsets, upsetting
To set up; erect.
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To become overturned or upset.
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To tip over; overturn.
To upset a vase.
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To disturb the functioning, fulfillment, or completion of.
To upset a busy schedule.
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To overthrow or defeat unexpectedly.
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noun
upsets
An upsetting or being upset.
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A disturbance, disorder, or state of agitation.
An upset of my routine.
American Heritage
A condition of indigestion.
A remedy for stomach upset.
American Heritage
A swage used for upsetting.
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A game, contest, or election in which the favorite is defeated.
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adjective
Set up; erected.
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Tipped over; overturned.
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Exhibiting signs and symptoms of indigestion.
An upset stomach.
American Heritage
In a state of emotional or mental distress; distraught.
Upset parents.
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Disturbed or disordered.
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Other Word Forms of Upset

Noun

Singular:
upset
Plural:
upsets

Origin of Upset

  • Middle English upsetten to set up up- up- setten to set set1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, corresponding to up +"Ž set.

    From Wiktionary

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