Afraid; suffering from fear.
- He tried to persuade Cicely to stay away from the ball-room for a fourth dance.But she said she must go back, and when they joined the crowd again her partner was haled off with a frightened look to the royal circle, […].
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(of a person) Angry, distressed or unhappy.
- He was upset when she refused his friendship.
Feeling unwell, nauseated, or ready to vomit.
- My children often get upset with their classmates.
- His stomach was upset , so he didn't want to move.
* See'' angry, distressed ''and unhappy
** in a tizzy
* upset price
(uncountable) Disturbance or disruption.
(countable, sports) An unexpected victory of a competitor that was not favored.
- My late arrival caused the professor considerable upset .
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(automobile insurance) An overturn.
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- "collision and upset ": impact with another object or an overturn for whatever reason.
- "Bob, let's cancel the babysitter. With this upset stomach, I can't go out tonight.
(mathematics) An upper set; a subset (X,?) of a partially ordered set with the property that, if x is in U and x?y, then y is in U.
- "Try Pepto-Bismol. Hospital tests prove it relieves upsets . And it's great for indigestion or nausea, too!"
* (sense) disruption, disturbance
* (unexpected victory of a competitor)
To make (a person) angry, distressed, or unhappy.
To disturb, disrupt or adversely alter (something).
- I’m sure the bad news will upset him, but he needs to know.
- Introducing a foreign species can upset the ecological balance.
To tip or overturn (something).
* 1924 , W. D. Ross translator, , Book 1, Part 9,
- The fatty meat upset his stomach.
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To defeat unexpectedly.
- 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.
To be upset or knocked over.
- ''Truman upset Dewey in the 1948 US presidential election.
(obsolete) To set up; to put upright.
* R. of Brunne
- The carriage upset when the horse bolted.
To thicken and shorten, as a heated piece of iron, by hammering on the end.
To shorten (a tire) in the process of resetting, originally by cutting it and hammering on the ends.
- with sail on mast upset
* (make (a person) angry, distressed or unhappy''): ''See'' anger, distress ''and sadden
* disrupt, disturb, turn upside down
* (sense) invert, overturn, tip, tip over, tip up, turn over, turn upside down
* upset the applecart
* upset the natives