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Definition of Upset


  1. 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.
  2. To set up; to put upright.
  3. To thicken and shorten, as a heated piece of iron, by hammering on the end.
  4. To shorten (a tire) in the process of resetting, originally by cutting it and hammering on the ends.
  5. To overturn, overthrow, or overset; as, to upset a carriage; to upset an argument.
  6. To disturb the self-possession of; to disorder the nerves of; to make ill; as, the fright upset her.
  7. To become upset.
  8. 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.
  9. The act of upsetting, or the state of being upset; an overturn; as, the wagon had an upset.

Upset Quotations

Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you're doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.
Joel Osteen

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
Saint Francis de Sales

It's so important to realize that every time you get upset, it drains your emotional energy. Losing your cool makes you tired. Getting angry a lot messes with your health.
Joyce Meyer

People who are prone to anxiety are nearly always people-pleasers who fear conflict and negative feelings like anger. When you feel upset, you sweep your problems under the rug because you don't want to upset anyone. You do this so quickly and automatically that you're not even aware you're doing it.
David D. Burns

Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous or in love.
Mario Teguh
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Upset Translations

upset in Afrikaans is verward, deurmekaar, verbysterd
upset in Dutch is beduusd, bedremmeld, beteuterd
upset in Finnish is kumota
upset in Latin is commoveo, turbo
upset in Norwegian is kantre
upset in Portuguese is virada
upset in Spanish is indispuesta
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