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Adjective
That causes or cause upset
“A painful and upsetting divorce.”
Verb
Present participle for to disturb mentally or emotionally
“She was highly sensitive and we were constantly walking on eggshells trying not to upset her.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to defeat in unexpected circumstances
“A rank outsider would upset the reigning champion.”
Verb
Present participle for to cause disorder in
“Many activists and researchers claim that constant human intervention will upset the balance of nature.”
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