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Upset

Definition

[n] an improbable and unexpected victory; "the biggest upset since David beat Goliath"
[n] the act of upsetting something; "he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] an unhappy and worried mental state; "there was too much anger and disturbance"; "she didn't realize the upset she caused me"
[adj] 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"
[adj] 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"
[adj] 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"
[adj] mildly physically distressed; "an upset stomach"
[v] disturb the balance or stability of; "The hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries"
[v] defeat suddenly and unexpectedly; "The foreign team upset the local team"
[v] form metals with a swage
[v] move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"
[v] cause to lose one's composure
[v] cause to overturn from an upright or normal position; "The cat knocked over the flower vase"; "the clumsy customer turned over the vase"


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