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verb [transitive] upset pronunciation in American English /ʌpˈset/upset pronunciation in American English /ˈʌpˌset/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyupset
he/she/itupsets
present participleupsetting
past tenseupset
past participleupset
  1. 1
    to make someone feel sad, worried, or angry

    I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to upset you.

    People were upset by Hansen’s rude remarks.

  2. 2
    to spoil something such as a plan

    I’m sorry if I’ve upset your plans for this evening.

    1. a.
      to make something stop working in the normal way

      A new policy on taxation would upset the political balance of the country.

  3. 4
    to defeat an opponent who is considered to be better than you

    Sweden came close to upsetting Brazil during their match in Stockholm.

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