upset

  • 1 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] …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 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

  • 5 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… …

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  • 6 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

  • 7 Upset — Up*set , v. i. To become upset. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 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,… …

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  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 Upset — An upset occurs in a competition, frequently in electoral politics or sports, when the party popularly expected to win (the favourite), is defeated by an underdog who the majority expects to lose, defying the conventional wisdom. The underdog… …

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  • 13 upset — I UK [ʌpˈset] / US [ˌʌpˈset] adjective ** 1) very sad, worried, or angry about something Why are you so upset? They felt too upset to talk about the incident. upset about/over/by: They re all still very upset about losing the case. get/become… …

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  • 14 upset — up|set1 [ ,ʌp set ] adjective ** 1. ) very sad, worried, or angry about something: Why are you so upset? They felt too upset to talk about the incident. upset about/over/by: They re all still very upset about losing the case. get/become upset: It …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 upset — ♦♦♦ upsets, upsetting, upset (Pronounced [[t]ʌ̱pse̱t[/t]] when it is a verb or an adjective. Pronounced [[t]ʌ̱pset[/t]] when it is a noun.) 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ by/about n If you are upset, you are unhappy or disappointed… …

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  • 16 upset — up|set1 [ˌʌpˈset] adj 1.) [not before noun] unhappy and worried because something unpleasant or disappointing has happened upset by/about/at etc ▪ She was really upset about the way her father treated her. upset that ▪ Debbie was upset that he… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 upset — upsettable, adj. upsetter, n. upsettingly, adv. v., adj. /up set /; n. /up set /, v., upset, upsetting, n., adj. v.t. 1. to overturn: to upset a pitcher of milk. 2. to disturb mentally or emotionally; perturb: T …

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  • 18 upset — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, huge, major ▪ minor ▪ emotional VERB + UPSET ▪ have …

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  • 19 upset*/ — [ʌpˈset] adj I 1) sad, worried, or angry about something Why are you so upset?[/ex] They felt too upset to talk about the incident.[/ex] They re all still very upset about losing the case.[/ex] It s nothing to get upset about.[/ex] She feels… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 upset — I adj. 1) to get upset about, over 2) upset with (she was upset with me about my expenses) 3) upset to + inf. (she was upset to learn of their attitude) II n. unexpected victory (sports) to score an upset over III v. (R) it upset me to learn of… …

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