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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Upset  \Up*set"\,  v.  t.  Basketwork 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Upset  \Up*set"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  set  up  to  put  upright.  [Obs.]  ``With  sail  on  mast 
  upset.''  --R.  of  Brunne 
  a  To  thicken  and  shorten,  as  a  heated  piece  of  iron,  by 
  hammering  on  the  end 
  b  To  shorten  (a  tire)  in  the  process  of  resetting, 
  originally  by  cutting  it  and  hammering  on  the  ends 
  3.  To  overturn,  overthrow,  or  overset;  as  to  upset  a 
  carriage;  to  upset  an  argument.  ``Determined  somehow  to 
  upset  the  situation.''  --Mrs.  Humphry  Ward. 
  4.  To  disturb  the  self-possession  of  to  disorder  the  nerves 
  of  to  make  ill;  as  the  fright  upset  her  [Colloq.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Upset  \Up*set"\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  upset. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Upset  \Up"set`\,  a. 
  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 
  After  a  solemn  pause,  Mr  Glossin  offered  the  upset 
  price  for  the  lands  and  barony  of  Ellangowan  --Sir  W. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Upset  \Up"set`\,  n. 
  The  act  of  upsetting,  or  the  state  of  being  upset;  an 
  overturn;  as  the  wagon  had  an  upset. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [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},  {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}] 
  3:  used  of  an  unexpected  defeat  of  a  team  favored  to  win;  "the 
  Bills'  upset  victory  over  the  Houson  Oilers"  [syn:  {upset(a)}] 
  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},  {upturned}] 
  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}] 
  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:  {derangement},  {overthrow}] 
  3:  a  disturbance  of  normal  functioning;  "the  doctor  prescribed 
  some  medicine  for  the  disorder";  "everyone  gets  stomach 
  upsets  from  time  to  time"  [syn:  {disorder}] 
  4:  the  act  of  upsetting  something  "he  was  badly  bruised  by  the 
  upset  of  his  sled  at  a  high  speed"  [syn:  {overturn},  {turnover}] 
  5:  an  improbable  and  unexpected  victory;  "the  biggest  upset 
  since  David  beat  Goliath"  [syn:  {overturn}] 
  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:  {discompose},  {untune}, 
  {disconcert},  {discomfit}] 
  3:  move  deeply;  "This  book  upset  me";  "A  troubling  thought" 
  [syn:  {disturb},  {trouble}] 
  4:  cause  to  overturn  from  an  upright  or  normal  position;  "The 
  cat  knocked  over  the  flower  vase"  [syn:  {overturn},  {tip 
  over},  {turn  over},  {knock  over},  {bowl  over}] 
  5:  form  metals  with  a  swage  [syn:  {swage}] 
  6:  defeat  suddenly  and  unexpectedly;  "The  foreign  team  upset 
  the  local  team" 

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