Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “upset”

upset

verb [T] (WORRY)   /ˌʌpˈset/ (present participle upsetting, past tense and past participle upset)
to make someone worried, unhappy, or angry: The governor’s veto upset a lot of people.
(Definition of upset verb (WORRY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of upset

Definitions of “upset” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More