Complete Definition of "upset"

English

Etymology
up + set

Pronunciation
;Noun
AHD|ŭpʹsĕt, IPA|/ˈʌpsεt/, SAMPA|/"VpsEt?/
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;Adjective, verb
AHD|ŭpsĕtʹ, IPA|/ʌpˈsεt/, SAMPA|/Vp"sEt/
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:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɛt|-ɛt

Adjective
en-adj-more

  1. Of a person, angry, distressed or unhappy.

Synonyms
i-c|angry|distressed|unhappy See angry, distressed and unhappy

Translations
trans-top|angry, distressed, unhappy
Dutch: ontdaan, geërgerd, geschokt
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Spanish: trastornado, perturbado, enfadado
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Noun
wikipedia|upset|upset (unexpected victory)
en-noun|s|-

  1. uncountable disturbance|Disturbance or disruption.

#: My late arrival caused the professor considerable upset.

  1. countable (sports) An unexpected victory of a competitor that was not favored.

#:The Nimrods defeated the Blue Devils yesterday in a stunning upset.

  1. (automobile insurance) An overturn.

#: "collision and upset": impact with another object or an overturn for whatever reason.

Synonyms
i-c|disturbance|disruption disruption, disturbance
i-c|unexpected victory of a competitor

Translations
trans-top|disturbance, disruption
Dutch: verstoring, verwarring
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trans-top|sports: unexpected victory of a competitor
Dutch: verassende nederlaag
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Verb
en-verb|upsets|upsetting|upset|upset

  1. transitive To make (a person) angry, distressed, or unhappy.

#:I’m sure the bad news will upset him, but he needs to know.

  1. transitive To disturb, disrupt or adversely alter (something).

#:Introducing a foreign species can upset the ecological balance.

  1. transitive To tip or overturn (something).

#* 1924: ARISTOTLE. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Available at: <http://www.classicallibrary.org/aristotle/metaphysics/>. Book 1, Part 9.
#*: But this argument, which first Anaxagoras and later Eudoxus and certain others used, is very easily upset; for it is not difficult to collect many insuperable objections to such a view.

Synonyms
(make (a person) angry, distressed or unhappy): See anger, distress and sadden
i-c|disturb|disrupt|adversely alter disrupt, disturb, turn upside down
i-c|tip|overturn invert, overturn, tip, tip over, tip up, turn over, turn upside down

Derived terms
upset the applecart

Translations

trans-top|make (a person) angry, distressed or unhappy
Dutch: van zijn stuk brengen, overstuur maken, verontrusten
German: ärgern, aufregen
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Romanian: tulburat, nervos, nefericit
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trans-top|disturb, disrupt, unfavorably alter
Dutch: verstoren, verwarren
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trans-top|tip, overturn
Dutch: omstoten, doen kapzeizen
French: renverser
German: umwerfen :de:umwerfen|^, umkippen :de:umkippen|^, umschlagen :de:umschlagen|^, kentern :de:kentern|^, umdrehen, umkehren (transitiv), auf den Kopf stellen (fig. & idiomatic)
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Category:English irregular past participles
Category:English irregular simple past forms
Category:English irregular verbs

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