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Definition of Upset

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.
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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