noun (wikipedia, upset, upset (unexpected victory))
- (uncountable) disturbance, Disturbance or disruption.
verb (upsets, upsetting, upset, upset)
- My late arrival caused the professor considerable upset.
- (countable) (sports) An unexpected victory of a competitor that was not favored.
- The Nimrods defeated the Blue Devils yesterday in a stunning .
- (automobile insurance) An overturn.
- "collision and upset": impact with another object or an overturn for whatever reason.
- (transitive) To make (a person) angry, distressed, or unhappy.
- I"m sure the bad news will him, but he needs to know.
- (transitive) To disturb, disrupt or adversely alter (something).
- Introducing a foreign species can the ecological balance.
- (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.
Etymology: up + set
- Of a person, angry, distressed or unhappy.
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