- upset price,
- upset the applecart,
- upsetting lever,
- upsetting moment,
Origin of upsetting
verb (used with object), up·set, up·set·ting.
verb (used without object), up·set, up·set·ting.
- a tool used for upsetting.
- something that is upset, as a bar end.
Origin of upset
Examples from the Web for upsetting
Roberts has shown a tendency in other political law cases to make broad pronouncements, upsetting precedent.The Supreme Court Is Weighing Corporate Power Yet Again|Zephyr Teachout|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What is upsetting, especially in a book about what Dunham has “learned,” is how much weight she puts on being in a relationship.
Most recently, Grothman attacked Secretary of State John Kerry for upsetting God.
On the other hand, upsetting and alienating a large percentage of the population such as the Sunnis is a recipe for disaster.
And, yes, this conversation must include addressing the role Islam plays—even at the risk of upsetting some of my fellow Muslims.
Kut-le bounded into the room, upsetting the medicine-man, and lifted Rhoda in his arms.The Heart of the Desert|Honor Willsie Morrow
She said that it was upsetting to begin the day by reading the paper, and events were to prove that she was occasionally right.Indiscretions of Archie|P. G. Wodehouse
Who the devil has been upsetting you with lies about the Hands?Winnie Childs|C. N. Williamson
The flash of the flaming red copper beech, at which the horses always shied and once came within an ace of upsetting the carriage.Men in War|Andreas Latzko
As quickly as he could, Hugh got to his feet, and managed to step over the opposite side without stumbling or upsetting the canoe.The Secret Cache|E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
verb (ʌpˈsɛt) -sets, -setting or -set (mainly tr)
Word Origin for upset
mid-15c., "to set up, fix," from up + set (v.). Cf. Middle Dutch opsetten, German aufsetzen. Modern sense of "overturn, capsize" (1803) is that of obsolete overset. Meaning "to throw into mental discomposure" is from 1805. The noun sense of "overturning of a vehicle or boat" is recorded from 1804.