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 for upset
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Upset \Up*set"\, v. i.
     To become upset.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
     sold.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           After a solemn pause, Mr. Glossin offered the upset
           price for the lands and barony of Ellangowan. --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Upset \Up"set`\, n.
     The act of upsetting, or the state of being upset; an
     overturn; as, the wagon had an upset.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Upset \Up*set"\, v. t.
     1. To set up; to put upright. [Obs.] "With sail on mast
        upset." --R. of Brunne.
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     2.
        (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.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To overturn, overthrow, or overset; as, to upset a
        carriage; to upset an argument. "Determined somehow to
        upset the situation." --Mrs. Humphry Ward.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. To disturb the self-possession of; to disorder the nerves
        of; to make ill; as, the fright upset her. [Colloq.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     5. (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.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  upset
      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, upset, 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, upset]
      3: used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win; "the
         Bills' upset victory over the Houston Oilers"
      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, upset,
         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, upset]
      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: upset, derangement, overthrow]
      3: a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of
         normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for
         the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to
         time" [syn: disorder, upset]
      4: a tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a
         rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging [syn: upset,
         swage]
      5: the act of upsetting something; "he was badly bruised by the
         upset of his sled at a high speed" [syn: upset, overturn,
         turnover]
      6: an improbable and unexpected victory; "the biggest upset
         since David beat Goliath" [syn: overturn, upset]
      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: upset, discompose,
         untune, disconcert, discomfit]
      3: move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"
         [syn: disturb, upset, trouble]
      4: cause to overturn from an upright or normal position; "The
         cat knocked over the flower vase"; "the clumsy customer
         turned over the vase"; "he tumped over his beer" [syn:
         overturn, tip over, turn over, upset, knock over,
         bowl over, tump over]
      5: form metals with a swage [syn: swage, upset]
      6: defeat suddenly and unexpectedly; "The foreign team upset the
         local team"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  694 Moby Thesaurus words for "upset":
     abash, abashed, abroad, addle, addle the wits, adrift, afflict,
     afflicted, afraid, agitate, agitated, agitation, ail, all up with,
     all-overs, amiss, angry, angst, answer, answer conclusively,
     anxiety, anxiety hysteria, anxiety neurosis, anxious bench,
     anxious concern, anxious seat, anxiousness, apprehension,
     apprehensive, apprehensiveness, argue down, askew, astray, at sea,
     awry, baffle, bafflement, balk, balking, ball up, balled-up,
     be lost, beat, beat up, beaten, becloud, bedazzle, befuddle,
     befuddlement, belied, bend, beset, bested, bewilder, bewildered,
     bewilderment, blast, bloodless revolution, bluster, bobbery, boil,
     boiling, bother, botheration, bothered, bottom side up,
     bouleversement, brave, brawl, breakdown, breakup, broil, brouhaha,
     bug, bugger up, burden, bustle, cacophony, cankerworm of care,
     capsizal, capsize, capsized, care, careen, cast down, cataclysm,
     catastrophe, chagrin, chagrined, challenge, chaos, chaotic,
     chapfallen, check, checkmate, churn, churn up, circumvent,
     clean slate, clean sweep, cloud, clueless, cockeyed, commotion,
     complete answer, computer revolution, concern, concernment,
     confound, confounded, confounding, confoundment, confront, confuse,
     confused, confusion, confutation, confute, confuted, conquer,
     conquest, contradict, contradiction, contravene, controversion,
     controvert, conturbation, convulse, convulsed, convulsion, counter,
     counteract, countermand, counterrevolution, counterwork, cross,
     crush, crushed, culbute, culbuter, curve, dash, dashed, daze,
     dazzle, debacle, debilitate, deck, defeat, defeated, deflated,
     defy, demolish, demolition, demoralize, demoralized, denial,
     denied, deny, deposal, derange, deranged, derangement, destroy,
     dilemma, disarrange, disarranged, disarrangement, disarray,
     disarticulation, disbalance, discarded, discombobulate,
     discombobulation, discomfit, discomfited, discomfiture, discomfort,
     discomforted, discompose, discomposed, discomposure, disconcert,
     disconcerted, disconcertedness, disconcertion, disconcertment,
     discountenance, discredited, discrediting, disequilibrate, dish,
     disharmony, dishevel, dishevelment, disintegration, disjunction,
     dislocated, dislodgment, dismay, dismayed, dismiss, dismissed,
     disorder, disordered, disorderliness, disorderly, disorganization,
     disorganize, disorganized, disorient, disorientation, disoriented,
     dispose of, disproportion, disproved, disputed, disquiet,
     disquieted, disquietude, disrupt, disruption, distract, distracted,
     distraught, distress, distressed, disturb, disturbance, disturbed,
     done for, done in, down, downfall, dread, ebullition,
     effective rejoinder, electrify, elude, embarrass, embarrassed,
     embarrassment, embroil, embroilment, enigma, entangle, entropy,
     excite, excited, excitement, exploded, exposed, fall, fallen,
     fanaticism, fear, ferment, fermentation, fever, feverish,
     feverishness, fidgets, fidgety, finish, fix, fixed, flap, floor,
     floored, flummox, flurried, flurry, fluster, flustered, flutter,
     flutteration, fluttered, fog, foil, foiling, foment, fomentation,
     foofaraw, foreboding, forebodingness, founder, frazzle,
     freaked out, frenzy, fret, frighten, frightened, frustrate,
     frustration, fuck up, fuddle, fuddlement, fume, furious, furor,
     furore, fury, fuss, fussed, give concern, go down, guessing,
     gum up, haphazardness, haywire, haze, honeycomb, hors de combat,
     hubbub, hung up, hurly-burly, ill at ease, impugned, in a fix,
     in a jumble, in a maze, in a pickle, in a pother, in a pucker,
     in a scrape, in a stew, in a sweat, in a swivet, in a tizzy,
     in disorder, incapacitate, incoherence, indiscriminateness,
     indispose, inharmonious harmony, inquietude, interfere with,
     invalid, invalidated, invert, inverted, irate, irregularity, jam,
     jar, jitters, jittery, jolt, jumble, jumbled, jumpiness, jumpy,
     keel, keel over, knock down, knock galley-west, knock over,
     knock the chocks, lambasted, lathered, lay up, licked,
     load with care, lost, mad, maelstrom, malaise, maze, mazed, mess,
     mess up, misgiving, misplaced, mist, mix up, moider, moil,
     mortified, mortify, most admired disorder, muddle, muddled,
     muddlement, mystery, negated, negatived, nerviness, nervosity,
     nervous, nervous strain, nervous tension, nervousness, nervy,
     neurasthenic, nonplus, nonsymmetry, nonuniformity, off the track,
     on the fritz, on the skids, out of countenance, out of gear,
     out of joint, out of kelter, out of kilter, out of order,
     out of place, out of tune, out of whack, outdone, overanxiety,
     overbalance, overborne, overcome, overexcited, overmaster,
     overmastered, overmatch, overmatched, overpower, overpowered,
     overridden, overset, overthrow, overthrowal, overthrown, overturn,
     overturned, overwhelm, overwhelmed, overwrought, paddle,
     palace revolution, pandemonium, panicked, parry, passion, perplex,
     perplexed, perplexity, perturb, perturbate, perturbation,
     perturbed, pickle, pins and needles, pitchpole, plight, pother,
     predicament, problem, promiscuity, promiscuousness, prostrate,
     prostrated, prostration, psych, psych out, pucker, punctured,
     put off, put out, put to it, put to rout, put to silence, put-out,
     put-upon, puzzle, puzzlement, quandary, queasy, racket,
     radical change, rage, raise hell, randomness, rattle, rattled,
     rebut, rebuttal, reduce to silence, reduced to jelly, refutal,
     refutation, refute, refuted, rejected, restless, restlessness,
     reverse, reversed, revolt, revolute, revolution, revolutionary war,
     revolutionize, revulsion, riddle, rile, ripple, rock,
     rock the boat, roil, roily, rout, routed, row, ruckus, ruffle,
     ruffled, ruin, ruined, rummage, rumple, rumpus, sabotage, sap,
     sap the foundations, scare, scared, scattered, scotch, scrape,
     screw up, scuttle, seethe, seething, send flying, settle, settled,
     shake, shake up, shaken, shaken up, shock, shook, shot,
     shot to pieces, shown up, shuffle, shuffled, shut up, sick, sicken,
     silence, silenced, sink, skew, skinned, skinned alive,
     smash all opposition, snarl up, solicitude, somersault, somerset,
     spasm, spike, spill, spoil, spook, squash, squelch, stagger,
     stampeded, stew, stir, stir up, stirred up, stonewall, storminess,
     strain, stricken, striking alteration, stump, subversion, subvert,
     suffer, surmount, surprise, suspense, sweat, sweeping change,
     swirl, swivet, tabula rasa, technological revolution,
     tempestuousness, tension, thrash, thrashing, throw, throw down,
     throw into confusion, throw off balance, throw over, thwart,
     thwarting, tip over, tizzy, to-do, topple, topple over, toppled,
     topsy-turvify, topsy-turvy, total change, transilience,
     trepidation, trepidity, trimmed, trip, trip up, triumph,
     triumph over, trouble, troubled, troublous, trounced, tumble,
     tumult, tumultuation, tumultuousness, turbid, turbidity,
     turbulence, turbulent, turmoil, turn, turn a somersault, turn over,
     turn topsy-turvy, turn turtle, turn upside down, turned around,
     turnover, twitter, unassuredness, unbalance, unbrace,
     uncomfortable, undermine, undermining, undo, undone, unease,
     uneasiness, uneasy, unglued, unhinge, unhorsing, unman, unmanned,
     unnerve, unnerved, unpeaceful, unplacement, unquiet, unquietness,
     unrest, unsaddling, unseating, unsettle, unsettled, unsettlement,
     unstring, unstrung, unsymmetry, ununiformity, upend, upheaval,
     uproar, upset the boat, upsetting, upside down, upturn, vanquish,
     vexation, victory, violent change, weaken, whelmed, whip, whip up,
     whipped, whisk, wildness, without a clue, work up, worried, worry,
     worst, worsted, zeal, zealousness
  
  

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