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Definition of UPSET

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

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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]

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

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Upset \Up*set"\, v. t.
     1. To set up; to put upright. [Obs.] "With sail on mast upset." --R. of Brunne. [1913 Webster]

     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.]

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694 Moby Thesaurus words for "upset":
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