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adjective     upset pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    very sad, worried, or angry about something

    Why are you so upset?

    They felt too upset to talk about the incident.

    upset about/over/by:

    They’re all still very upset about losing the case.

    get/become upset:

    It’s nothing to get upset about.

    really/terribly/dreadfully upset:

    Poor Bill looked terribly upset.

    upset (that):

    She feels upset that we didn’t tell her the truth.

  2. 2
    if your stomach is upset, you have an illness that is affecting your stomach, usually caused by something that you have eaten or drunk

    Phone and tell them you’ve got an upset stomach.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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