Meaning of Upset

Meaning of Upset


Disturb the balance or stability of

Example 1:“The hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries”

Cause to lose one’s composure

Example 2:“Persons frequently employ falsehoods to a sick man who cannot recover, lest it should upset his mind”

Cause profound worry; make to feel uncomfortable or anxious

Example 3:“This book upset me”

Cause to overturn from an upright or normal position

Example 4:“the clumsy customer upset the vase”

Form metals with a swage

Defeat suddenly and unexpectedly

Example 5:“The foreign team upset the local team”


Afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief

Example 1:“too upset to say anything”

Thrown into a state of disarray or confusion

Example 2:“with everything so upset”

Used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win

Example 3:“the Bills’ upset victory over the Houston Oilers”

Mildly physically distressed

Example 4:“an upset stomach”

Having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom

Example 5:“the upset pitcher of milk”


An unhappy and worried mental state

Example 1:“she didn’t realize the upset she caused me”

The act of disturbing the mind or body

Example 2:“his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset”

A physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning

Example 3:“everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time”

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

The act of upsetting something

Example 4:“he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed”

An improbable and unexpected victory

Example 5:“the biggest upset since David beat Goliath”


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