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  Definition of Upset
  1. an improbable and unexpected victory; "the biggest upset since David beat Goliath"
  2. the act of upsetting something; "he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"
  3. 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"
  4. a tool used to thicken or spread (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging
  5. 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"
  6. an unhappy and worried mental state; "there was too much anger and disturbance"; "she didn''t realize the upset she caused me"
  7. disturb the balance or stability of; "The hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries"
  8. defeat suddenly and unexpectedly; "The foreign team upset the local team"
  9. form metals with a swage
  10. move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"
  11. cause to lose one''s composure
  12. 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"
  13. 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"
  14. 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
  15. 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"
  16. mildly physically distressed; "an upset stomach"
Similar Words: overturn, turnover, derangement, overthrow, swage, disorder, disturbance, perturbation, disturb, trouble, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfit, tip over, turn over, knock over, bowl over, tump over, broken, confused, disordered, disquieted, distressed, disturbed, worried, overturned, upturned


Hyponyms: immunological disorder, functional disorder, organic disorder, abocclusion, abruptio placentae, achlorhydria, acholia, cholestasis, achylia, achylia gastrica, acute brain disorder, acute organic brain syndrome, ailment, complaint, ill, eating disorder, bladder disorder, cardiovascular disease, celiac disease, cheilosis, perleche, choking, colpoxerosis, degenerative disorder, dysaphia, dysosmia, parosamia, ofactory impairment, dysphagia, dysuria, failure, fantods, glandular disease, gland disease, glandular disorder, adenosis, hyperactivity, impaction, impacted tooth, learning disorder, learning disability, malocclusion, idiopathic disease, idiopathic disorder, idiopathy, mental disorder, mental disturbance, disturbance, psychological disorder, folie, metabolic disorder, nervous disorder, neurological disorder, neurological disease, hydrocele, sleep disorder, strangulation, hematocolpometra, haematocolpometra, hematocolpos, haematocolpos, speech disorder, speech defect, defect of speech, sprue, tropical sprue, agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up, jolt, perturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder, distress, faze, unnerve, enervate, unsettle, dissolve, bewilder, bemuse, discombobulate, throw, embarrass, abash, pain, anguish, hurt, afflict


Grouped Verbs: overturn, turn over, tip over, tump over


Derivational Morphology: overturn, turn over, tip over, tump over, knock over, bowl over, perturb, derange, throw out of kilter, disturb, trouble, swage, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfit, unhinge, disquiet, cark, distract, disorder, upsetter, worry, derangement, overthrow, disturbance, perturbation, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcertion, disconcertment, turnover


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