Definitions for (noun) upset

Main entry: overturn, upset

Definition: an improbable and unexpected victory

Usage: the biggest upset since David beat Goliath


Main entry: turnover, overturn, upset

Definition: the act of upsetting something

Usage: he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed


Main entry: upset, derangement, overthrow

Definition: the act of disturbing the mind or body

Usage: his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset; she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living


Main entry: upset, swage

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


Main entry: upset, disorder

Definition: a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning

Usage: the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder; everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time


Main entry: perturbation, upset, disturbance

Definition: an unhappy and worried mental state

Usage: there was too much anger and disturbance; she didn't realize the upset she caused me

Definitions for (verb) upset

Main entry: upset

Definition: disturb the balance or stability of

Usage: The hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries


Main entry: upset

Definition: defeat suddenly and unexpectedly

Usage: The foreign team upset the local team


Main entry: swage, upset

Definition: form metals with a swage


Main entry: trouble, disturb, upset

Definition: move deeply

Usage: This book upset me; A troubling thought


Main entry: discomfit, discompose, disconcert, untune, upset

Definition: cause to lose one's composure


Main entry: overturn, upset, bowl over, tump over, turn over, tip over, knock over

Definition: cause to overturn from an upright or normal position

Usage: The cat knocked over the flower vase; the clumsy customer turned over the vase; he tumped over his beer

Definitions for (adjective) upset

Main entry: upset

Definition: used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win

Usage: the Bills' upset victory over the Houston Oilers


Main entry: disordered, confused, upset, broken

Definition: thrown into a state of disarray or confusion

Usage: troops fleeing in broken ranks; a confused mass of papers on the desk; the small disordered room; with everything so upset


Main entry: distressed, disturbed, disquieted, upset, worried

Definition: afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief

Usage: 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 worried check of the sleeping children


Main entry: upset, upturned, overturned

Definition: having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom

Usage: an overturned car; the upset pitcher of milk; sat on an upturned bucket


Main entry: upset

Definition: mildly physically distressed

Usage: an upset stomach