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upset

upset

upset - Dictionary definition and meaning for word upset

Definition
(noun) an unhappy and worried mental state
Synonyms : disturbance , perturbation
Example Sentence
  • there was too much anger and disturbance
  • she didn't realize the upset she caused me

Definition
(noun) the act of disturbing the mind or body
Synonyms : derangement , overthrow
Example Sentence
  • his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset
  • she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living

Definition
(noun) a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning
Synonyms : disorder
Example Sentence
  • the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder
  • everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time

Definition
(noun) a tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging
Synonyms : swage

Definition
(noun) the act of upsetting something
Synonyms : overturn , turnover
Example Sentence
  • he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed

Definition
(noun) an improbable and unexpected victory
Synonyms : overturn
Example Sentence
  • the biggest upset since David beat Goliath

Definition
(verb) disturb the balance or stability of
Example Sentence
  • The hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries

Definition
(verb) cause to lose one's composure
Definition
(verb) move deeply
Synonyms : disturb , trouble
Example Sentence
  • This book upset me
  • A troubling thought

Definition
(verb) cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
Example Sentence
  • The cat knocked over the flower vase
  • the clumsy customer turned over the vase
  • he tumped over his beer

Definition
(verb) form metals with a swage
Synonyms : swage

Definition
(verb) defeat suddenly and unexpectedly
Example Sentence
  • The foreign team upset the local team

Definition
(adj) afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) thrown into a state of disarray or confusion
Synonyms : broken , confused , disordered
Example Sentence
  • troops fleeing in broken ranks
  • a confused mass of papers on the desk
  • the small disordered room
  • with everything so upset

Definition
(adj) used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win
Example Sentence
  • the Bills' upset victory over the Houston Oilers

Definition
(adj) mildly physically distressed
Example Sentence
  • an upset stomach

Definition
(adj) having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom
Synonyms : overturned , upturned
Example Sentence
  • an overturned car
  • the upset pitcher of milk
  • sat on an upturned bucket

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