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Meaning of upset

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: 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" [syn: {disquieted}, {distressed},
             {disturbed}, {upset}, {worried}]
      2: 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" [syn:
         {broken}, {confused}, {disordered}, {upset}]
      3: used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win; "the
         Bills' upset victory over the Houston Oilers"
      4: mildly physically distressed; "an upset stomach"
      5: having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the
         bottom; "an overturned car"; "the upset pitcher of milk";
         "sat on an upturned bucket" [syn: {overturned}, {upset},
      n 1: an unhappy and worried mental state; "there was too much
           anger and disturbance"; "she didn't realize the upset she
           caused me" [syn: {disturbance}, {perturbation}, {upset}]
      2: the act of disturbing the mind or body; "his carelessness
         could have caused an ecological upset"; "she was unprepared
         for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living"
         [syn: {upset}, {derangement}, {overthrow}]
      3: a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of
         normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for
         the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to
         time" [syn: {disorder}, {upset}]
      4: a tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a
         rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging [syn: {upset},
      5: the act of upsetting something; "he was badly bruised by the
         upset of his sled at a high speed" [syn: {upset}, {overturn},
      6: an improbable and unexpected victory; "the biggest upset
         since David beat Goliath" [syn: {overturn}, {upset}]
      v 1: disturb the balance or stability of; "The hostile talks
           upset the peaceful relations between the two countries"
      2: cause to lose one's composure [syn: {upset}, {discompose},
         {untune}, {disconcert}, {discomfit}]
      3: move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"
         [syn: {disturb}, {upset}, {trouble}]
      4: cause to overturn from an upright or normal position; "The
         cat knocked over the flower vase"; "the clumsy customer
         turned over the vase"; "he tumped over his beer" [syn:
         {overturn}, {tip over}, {turn over}, {upset}, {knock over},
         {bowl over}, {tump over}]
      5: form metals with a swage [syn: {swage}, {upset}]
      6: defeat suddenly and unexpectedly; "The foreign team upset the
         local team"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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