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noun (wikipedia, upset, upset (unexpected victory))
  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 .
  1. (automobile insurance) An overturn.
"collision and upset": impact with another object or an overturn for whatever reason.
verb (upsets, upsetting, upset, upset)
  1. (transitive) To make (a person) angry, distressed, or unhappy.
I"m sure the bad news will him, but he needs to know.
  1. (transitive) To disturb, disrupt or adversely alter (something).
Introducing a foreign species can 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 ; for it is not difficult to collect many insuperable objections to such a view.
adjective 
  1. Of a person, angry, distressed or unhappy.
     

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