from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause to turn or tip over; capsize.
- transitive v. To disturb the functioning, order, or course of: Protesters upset the meeting by chanting and shouting.
- transitive v. To distress or perturb mentally or emotionally: The bad news upset me.
- transitive v. To overthrow; overturn: upset a will. See Synonyms at overthrow.
- transitive v. To defeat unexpectedly (an opponent favored to win).
- transitive v. To make (a heated metal bolt, for example) shorter and thicker by hammering on the end.
- intransitive v. To become overturned; capsize.
- intransitive v. To become disturbed.
- n. The act of upsetting or the condition of being upset.
- n. A disturbance, disorder, or state of agitation.
- n. A game or contest in which the favorite is defeated.
- n. A tool used for upsetting; a swage.
- n. An upset part or piece.
- adj. Having been overturned; capsized.
- adj. Exhibiting signs and symptoms of indigestion: an upset stomach.
- adj. In a state of emotional or mental distress; distraught: upset parents.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Angry, distressed, or unhappy.
- adj. Feeling unwell, nauseated, or ready to vomit.
- n. Disturbance or disruption.
- n. An unexpected victory of a competitor that was not favored.
- n. An overturn.
- n. An upset stomach.
- n. An upper set; a subset (X,≤) of a partially ordered set with the property that, if x is in U and x≤y, then y is in U.
- v. To make (a person) angry, distressed, or unhappy.
- v. To disturb, disrupt or adversely alter (something).
- v. To tip or overturn (something).
- v. To defeat unexpectedly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To set up; to put upright.
- transitive v.
- transitive v. To thicken and shorten, as a heated piece of iron, by hammering on the end.
- transitive v. To shorten (a tire) in the process of resetting, originally by cutting it and hammering on the ends.
- transitive v. To overturn, overthrow, or overset
- transitive v. To disturb the self-possession of; to disorder the nerves of; to make ill.
- transitive v. 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.
- intransitive v. To become upset.
- adj. 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.
- n. The act of upsetting, or the state of being upset; an overturn.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See the extract.
- To set or place up.
- To overturn; overthrow; overset, as a boat or a carriage; hence, figuratively, to throw into confusion; interfere with; spoil: as, to upset one's plans.
- To put out of the normal state; put in disorder; of persons, to discompose completely; make nervous or irritable; overcome.
- To shorten and thicken by hammering, as a heated piece of metal set up endwise: said also of the shortening and resetting of the tire of a wheel.
- To be overturned or upset.
- n. The act of upsetting, overturning, or severely discomposing, or the state of being upset; an overturn: as, the carriage had an upset; the news gave me quite an upset.
- Set up; fixed; determined.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. form metals with a swage
- n. a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning
- v. disturb the balance or stability of
- n. the act of disturbing the mind or body
- n. a tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging
- n. an improbable and unexpected victory
- v. cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
- v. cause to lose one's composure
- adj. used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win
- adj. mildly physically distressed
- adj. having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom
- n. an unhappy and worried mental state
- n. the act of upsetting something
- v. move deeply
- adj. afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief
- v. defeat suddenly and unexpectedly
- adj. thrown into a state of disarray or confusion
Middle English upsetten, to set up : up-, up- + setten, to set; see set1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, corresponding to up + set. (Wiktionary)