• Upset Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) 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.
- (v. t.) To overturn, overthrow, or overset; as, to upset a carriage; to upset an argument.
- (v. t.) To thicken and shorten, as a heated piece of iron, by hammering on the end.
- (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.
- (v. t.) To disturb the self-possession of; to disorder the nerves of; to make ill; as, the fright upset her.
- (v. i.) To become upset.
- (v. t.) To set up; to put upright.
- (n.) The act of upsetting, or the state of being upset; an overturn; as, the wagon had an upset.
- (v. t.) To shorten (a tire) in the process of resetting, originally by cutting it and hammering on the ends.
• Upsetting Definition & Synonyms
- (a.) Conceited; assuming; as, an upsetting fellow.
• Upsetting thermometer Definition & Synonyms
- () A thermometer by merely inverting which the temperature may be registered. The column of mercury is broken and, as it remains until the instrument is reset, the reading may be made at leisure.