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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
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“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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Resentful or annoyed, typically as a result of a perceived insult
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Crying or inclined to cry
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Feeling confused mentally
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Embarrassed or guilty because of one's actions, characteristics, or associations
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Deeply moved emotionally
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Changed to a contrary or counterchanged order or direction
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Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder
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Not tolerant of views, beliefs, or behaviour that differ from one's own
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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 cause disarray or disorganization in the order of
“The ship trembled slightly, enough to make one lose their balance, but not enough to upset anything.”
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To knock over something
“Willie sprang on the top of the table and upset the bottle of ink upon Martha's manuscript.”
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To defeat in unexpected circumstances
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“A rank outsider would upset the reigning champion.”
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To cause disorder in
“Many activists and researchers claim that constant human intervention will upset the balance of nature.”
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To speak to or treat with disrespect or scornful abuse
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To cause to fail
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To influence, usually emotionally
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Cause the downfall or ruin of
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To abolish, invalidate, or reverse (a previous system, decision, situation, etc.)
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Rebel against
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Knock or force out of position
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To break or disregard (a rule or convention)
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Make or become angry, unhappy, or gloomy
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Crying
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To have thrown into a state of distress marked by confusion
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To have thrown into disorder
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To make something more complex
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To have triggered a passionate feeling or reaction
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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
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“He was being treated for a minor stomach upset when the pulmonary embolism was discovered.”
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A state of (typically public) dissatisfaction, disturbance, or agitation
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A misfortune or setback
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Disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process
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A situation of panic or disorder
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Anger aroused by something perceived as an indignity, notably an offense or injustice
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A cause or source of trouble or difficulty
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The state or emotion of being sad