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Dictionary definition for: Upset

1. (n) an unhappy and worried mental state; "there was too much anger and disturbance" "she didn''t realize the upset she caused me"

2. (v) disturb the balance or stability of; "The hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries"

3. (s) afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief; "too upset to say anything" "spent many disquieted moments" "distressed about her son''s leaving home" "lapsed into disturbed sleep" "worried parents" "a worried frown" "one last wo

4. (n) the act of disturbing the mind or body; "his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset" "she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living"

5. (v) cause to lose one''s composure

6. (s) thrown into a state of disarray or confusion; "troops fleeing in broken ranks" "a confused mass of papers on the desk" "the small disordered room" "with everything so upset"

7. (n) condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder" "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"

8. (v) move deeply; "This book upset me" "A troubling thought"

9. (n) a tool used to thicken or spread (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging

10. (v) cause to overturn from an upright or normal position; "The cat knocked over the flower vase" "the clumsy customer turned over the vase" "he tumped over his beer"

11. (s) mildly physically distressed; "an upset stomach"

12. (n) the act of upsetting something; "he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"

13. (v) form metals with a swage

14. (s) having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom; "an overturned car" "the upset pitcher of milk" "sat on an upturned bucket"

15. (n) an improbable and unexpected victory; "the biggest upset since David beat Goliath"

16. (v) defeat suddenly and unexpectedly; "The foreign team upset the local team"

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