Definitions of upset

  1. a tool used to thicken or spread ( the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging
  2. disturb the balance or stability of; " The hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries"
  3. used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win; " the Bills' upset victory over the Houston Oilers"
  4. To turn upwards the outer ends of ( stakes) so as to make a foundation for the side of a basket or the like; also, to form ( the side) in this manner.
  5. To set up; to put upright.
  6. To thicken and shorten, as a heated piece of iron, by hammering on the end.
  7. To shorten ( a tire) in the process of resetting, originally by cutting it and hammering on the ends.
  8. To overturn, overthrow, or overset; as, to upset a carriage; to upset an argument.
  9. To disturb the self- possession of; to disorder the nerves of; to make ill; as, the fright upset her.
  10. Set up; fixed; determined; -- used chiefly or only in the phrase upset price; that is, the price fixed upon as the minimum for property offered in a public sale, or, in an auction, the price at which property is set up or started by the auctioneer, and the lowest price at which it will be sold.
  11. To overturn.
  12. To overthrow; overturn; colioquially, to put out of normal nervous condition.
  13. To turn upside down: to overthrow.
  14. To overturn; overthrow.
  15. To discompose; confuse.
  16. To become upset.
  17. cause to lose one's composure
  18. move deeply; " This book upset me"; " A troubling thought"
  19. To overturn; to overthrow; to put out of sorts.
  20. To overturn; to throw down from an erect position.
  21. Upsetting.
  22. The act of upsetting, or the state of being upset; an overturn; as, the wagon had an upset.
  23. The act of overturning or disturbing; state of being overturned; colloquially, mental or physical distrubance.
  24. An overturn.
  25. The act of upsetting, or state of being upset.
  26. 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"
  27. 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 worried check of the sleeping children"
  28. mildly physically distressed; " an upset stomach"
  29. used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win; " the Bills' upset victory over the Houson Oilers"
  30. Set up; fixed; determined; - used chiefly or only in the phrase upset price.
  31. Relating to what is set up for sale, in phrase UPSET PRICE, the sum at which anything is started at a public sale.
  32. Set up; required; as, the upset price.
  33. Said of the price at which anything is set up for sale.
  34. Upset, upsetted.
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