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Adjective
Feeling angry, distressed or unhappy
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“I was quite upset to see that I did not lose any weight at all despite my dieting.”
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Physically ill or distressed
“Improper handling of food can result in an upset stomach.”
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In a state of disarray
“We looked in disbelief at the upset state of our house following the wild party that had taken place the night prior.”
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Annoyed, frustrated, or worried
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Sad or displeased because of unfulfilled hopes or expectations
Verb
To disturb mentally or emotionally
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“She was highly sensitive and we were constantly walking on eggshells trying not to upset her.”
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To undo the proper order or arrangement of
“The ship trembled slightly, enough to make one lose their balance, but not enough to upset anything.”
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To defeat in unexpected circumstances
“A rank outsider would upset the reigning champion.”
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To cause disorder in
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“Many activists and researchers claim that constant human intervention will upset the balance of nature.”
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To make (someone) feel annoyed, frustrated, or worried, especially with trivial matters
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To let someone down, especially with regards to an obligation or duty
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To influence, usually emotionally
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To cause significant damage or destruction to
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Cause the downfall or ruin of
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To make (something) the opposite of what it was
Noun
The state of being unhappy, disappointed, or anxious
“The recent bad news is the cause of much upset for many of the local residents.”
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An unexpected result or situation, typically a win in a sporting match
“The underdogs stunned the world by pulling off an upset against their more fancied rivals.”
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A disturbance of a person's digestive system
“He was being treated for a minor stomach upset when the pulmonary embolism was discovered.”
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(count noun) A feeling of worry or anxiety
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A display of unnecessary or excessive excitement, activity, or interest
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A state of dissatisfaction, disturbance, and agitation, typically involving public demonstrations or disorder
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Disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process
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An obstacle, delay, or disadvantage
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