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  • Info An upset occurs in a competition, frequently in electoral politics or sports, when the party popularly expected to win (the favorite), is defeated by an underdog whom the majority expects to lose, defying the conventional wisdom.
  • She threatened to write about people in her book if she got upset.
  • She claimed that she was asked to leave the show after she upset the pair.
  • The white parents become extremely upset, and called another vote the next night.
  • A single letter from her could upset him for several days.
  • Three thousand miles and three weeks with another man upsets some women. Cited from In A Hollow Of The Hills, by Bret Harte
  • The election is considered to be the greatest election upset in American history.
  • Being back in the small town where he was raised upsets him.
  • He came near upsetting me in the hall and didn't even say good evening. Cited from Modern Icelandic Plays, by Johann Sigurjonsson
  • Since their first meeting, the series has included a number of upsets and close calls.
  • For we always like to see our way; and a sudden change upsets us. Cited from Lorna Doone, by R. D. Blackmore
  • It upsets my contract with that other fellow for Paul to do his work. Cited from The Desert and The Sown, by Mary Hallock Foote
  • He upset other European military leaders by surrounding himself with American staff.
  • A series of events around this time left him deeply upset.
  • He had no intention whatever of upsetting his parents till it was known. Cited from The Testing of Diana Mallory, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Why could he not have waited a day or two longer before upsetting the whole administration. Cited from His Excellency the Minister, by Jules Claretie
  • However, it's only a matter of time before they start upsetting the wrong people.
  • It is considered one of the greatest upsets in college football history.
  • The upset is ranked by many among the greatest of all time.
  • Upset, Jones walked to the window and looked out over his property.
  • So upsetting for her if I were killed in her house! Cited from A College Girl, by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
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Meaning of upset

  • noun 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
  • noun A tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging
  • noun The act of upsetting something
    he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed
  • verb Disturb the balance or stability of
    The hostile talks upset the peaceful relations between the two countries
  • verb Cause to lose one's composure
  • verb Defeat suddenly and unexpectedly
    The foreign team upset the local team