verb (upset, upsetting)

verb (t) /ʌpˈsɛt / (say up'set)
1. to overturn; knock or tip over; capsize.
2. to spill by knocking over; tip out.
3. to throw into disorder; disarrange; overthrow or undo.
4. to disturb (someone) mentally or emotionally; distress.
5. to disorder physically or make ill, especially in the digestive system.
6. to nullify or invalidate: to upset someone's plans.
7. to unexpectedly defeat (a competitor or opponent).
8. Machinery to shorten and thicken by hammering on the end, as a heated piece of iron.
verb (i) /ʌpˈsɛt / (say up'set)
9. to become overturned or knocked over.
noun /ˈʌpsɛt / (say 'upset)
10. a physical upsetting or being upset; overthrow.
11. the act or fact of disordering or deranging (ideas, plans, patterns, etc.).
12. a physical disorder; a slight illness, especially gastric.
13. an emotional disturbance.
14. a quarrel.
15. a defeat, especially unexpected.
16. Machinery
a. a tool for upsetting.
b. something upset, as a bar end.
adjective /ˈʌpsɛt / (say 'upset), /ʌpˈsɛt / (say up'set)
17. emotionally disturbed; distressed; affected by emotional disturbance.
18. affected by slight illness, as the gastric system.
19. overturned or capsized.
20. get upset, to become distressed or unhappy.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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  • upset — [up set′; ] for n. always, and for adj. also [, up′set΄] vt. upset, upsetting [ME upsetten: see UP1 & SET] 1. Obs. to set up; erect 2. a) to tip over; overturn [to upset a vase] …   English World dictionary

  • Upset — Up*set , v. t. 1. To set up; to put upright. [Obs.] With sail on mast upset. R. of Brunne. [1913 Webster] 2. (a) To thicken and shorten, as a heated piece of iron, by hammering on the end. (b) To shorten (a tire) in the process of resetting,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upset — [adj] disturbed, bothered agitated, all torn up*, amazed, antsy*, apprehensive, blue*, broken up*, bummed out*, capsized, chaotic, come apart*, confused, disconcerted, dismayed, disordered, disquieted, distressed, dragged*, frantic, grieved, hurt …   New thesaurus

  • Upset — Up set , n. The act of upsetting, or the state of being upset; an overturn; as, the wagon had an upset. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Upset — Up set , 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upset — ► VERB (upsetting; past and past part. upset) 1) make unhappy, disappointed, or worried. 2) knock over. 3) disrupt or disturb. ► NOUN 1) a state of being upset. 2) an unexpected re …   English terms dictionary

  • Upset — Up*set , v. i. To become upset. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upset — I verb agitate, beat, bother, capsize, confuse, conquer, crush defeat, demolish, derange, destroy, disarrange, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, disorganize, displace, disquiet, distress, disturb, embarrass, enrage, evertere, fluster, invert,… …   Law dictionary

  • Upset — Upset. См. Осадка. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • upset — (v.) mid 15c., to set up, fix, from UP (Cf. up) + SET (Cf. set) (v.). Cf. M.Du. opsetten, Ger. aufsetzen. Modern sense of overturn, capsize (1803) is that of obsolete overset. Meaning to throw into mental discomposure is from 1805. The noun sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • upset — vb 1 *overturn, capsize, overthrow, subvert Analogous words: invert, reverse: bend (see CURVE vb 2) agitate, perturb, disturb, disquiet, *discompose, fluster, flurry Analogous words: bewilder, distract, confound (see PUZZLE vb): discomfit, rattle …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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