—v. (upsetting; past and past part. upset)
1 tr. & intr. overturn or be overturned.
2 tr. disturb the composure or digestion of (was very upset by the news; ate something that upset me).
3 tr. disrupt.
4 tr. shorten and thicken (metal, esp. a tire) by hammering or pressure.
1 a condition of upsetting or being upset (a stomach upset).
2 a surprising result in a game etc.
—adj. disturbed (an upset stomach).
Phrases and idioms:
upset price the lowest acceptable selling price of a property in an auction etc.; a reserve price.
upsetter n. upsettingly adv.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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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