Translation of upset in Spanish:
adjectiveAmerican English: /ˌəpˈsɛt/ British English: /ʌpˈsɛt/
- 1 (unhappy, hurt)(distressed)(offended)(disappointed)he would be most upset to hear you talk like thatshe's upset because he hasn't come home yetse disgustaría mucho si te oyera hablar asíshe's upset because they left without saying goodbyeestá muy preocupada or inquieta porque todavía no ha vuelto a casaestá muy ofendida porque se fueron sin despedirseExample sentences
- And they were very clearly upset about the arrests.
- There are many in the party who are desperately and bitterly upset about what happened to Simon Crean, so they are not happy about having to choose another leader.
- Others were also upset about Anderson's division of the resource.
- 2 (Medicine)I have an upset stomachestoy or ando mal del estómagoestoy descompuesto (del estómago) (especially Latin America)Example sentences
- Place 1 drop of Peppermint oil in 1/2 glass of water, sip slowly to aid digestion and relieve an upset stomach.
- The court heard Mr Stones and Miss Collins felt no ill effects but Mr Gill suffered an upset stomach and diarrhoea and headache and had to take a day off work.
- It costs pennies, and its side effect is an upset stomach.
transitive verb present participle upsetting past tense & past participle upsetAmerican English: /ˌəpˈsɛt/ British English: /ʌpˈsɛt/
- 1 (hurt)(offend)the bad news/his death/the divorce upset her a lotplease try not to upset the patientla mala noticia/su muerte/el divorcio la afectó muchísimothere's no point in upsetting your parents: don't tell them about the accidentprocuren que el paciente no se excite or se alterehis thoughtlessness/rudeness upset herpara qué disgustar a tus padres; no les cuentes lo del accidentewhy upset yourself? he didn't mean itle molestó su desconsideración/grosería¿por qué te lo tomas a mal? no lo hizo a propósito
- 3 3.1 (throw into disorder) to upset the balance of something3.2 (knock over)desequilibrar algo(cup/jug)(milk/contents)(boat)Example sentences
- Her new paint jar was upset, along with the chair lying side ways on the floor.
- ‘Oh, I'm so terribly sorry’, he adds, thoroughly mortified, reaching for a napkin and upsetting the table again.
- A few minutes later, the ship trembled slightly, enough to make one lose their balance, but not enough to upset anything.
- And because I'm her granddaughter, she is going to worry more about upsetting me than about being honest, maybe.
- The lessons were free, so I'm not worried about upsetting anyone.
- Aimée glanced up at Logan and studied him, unhappy that she'd upset him by ‘going back on their agreement’.
- We read regularly about the horrors that can befall our planet if we upset the fine ecological balance.
- Long hours and late hours could upset the ‘work-life balance’, especially when there are inadequate support systems.
- While they cannot win, they can upset the normal campaigning balance.
nounAmerican English: /ˈəpsɛt/ British English: /ˈʌpsɛt/
- 1 countable or uncountable 1.1 (disturbance, upheaval) the upset involved in moving housea big upset to their plansel trastorno que supone una mudanza1.2 (emotional trouble) she's had a bit of an upsetun gran revés or contratiempo para sus planesha tenido un disgustoExample sentences
- It can get out of control and is the cause of much upset and worry for many people.
- Christine, who now works at Woodhead Brothers, Colne, broke down as she heard the verdict and said she was looking forward to getting back to a normal life after ten months of worry and upset and the threat of jail.
- Walking over, his face showed rising worry and upset.
- 2 countable (surprise result) (Politics, Sport)(defeat)derrota (feminine) inesperadaExample sentences
- As the election campaign gathers pace, a discernible public alienation and antagonism is being felt around the mainstream parties that may result in some unexpected upsets at the polls
- Again, things could be further complicated if there are upsets or no results in the minor matches.
- And so it has been for supporters of Roscommon and Leitrim who have seen ‘middling’ teams cause major and unexpected upsets over the years.
- 3 countable (Medicine)to have a stomach upsetestar mal del estómagoestar descompuesto del estómago (especially Latin America)Example sentences
- Others reported a loss of appetite, insomnia, digestive upsets, palpitations, headaches, and muscular aches and pains.
- Many arthritis sufferers benefit greatly from the pain relief provided by anti-inflammatory prescription drugs, but they can suffer unpleasant side effects, such as gastric irritation and stomach upsets.
- Many stomach upsets are simply caused because our bodies are not used to exotic or spicy foods.
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