upset: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (v., adj.up-set'n.up'set&sec), [key]
— v., n., adj. -set, -set•ting,
- to overturn: to upset a pitcher of milk.
- to disturb mentally or emotionally; perturb: The incident upset her.
- to disturb or derange completely; put out of order; throw into disorder: to upset a system; to upset a mechanism; to upset an apartment.
- to disturb physically: It upset his stomach.
- to defeat or overthrow an opponent that is considered more formidable, as in war, politics, or sports.
- to thicken the end of (a piece of heated metal) by hammering on the end against the length of the piece.
- to become upset or overturned.
- an upsetting or instance of being upset; overturn; overthrow.
- the defeat of a person, team, etc., that is considered more formidable.
- a nervous, irritable state of mind.
- a disordered or confused arrangement.
- a tool used for upsetting.
- something that is upset, as a bar end.
- overturned: an upset milk pail.
- disordered; disorganized: The house is upset.
- distressed; disturbed: She had an upset stomach. He is emotionally upset.
- raised up.
- upset (Thesaurus)