• 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.