- 1 (unhappy, hurt) disgustado; (distressed) alterado; (offended) ofendido; (disappointed) desilusionado he would be most upset to hear you talk like that se disgustaría mucho si te oyera hablar así she's upset because he hasn't come home yet está muy preocupada or inquieta porque todavía no ha vuelto a casa she's upset because they left without saying goodbye está muy ofendida porque se fueron sin despedirseMore example 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/Medicina] I have an upset stomach estoy or ando mal del estómago, estoy descompuesto (del estómago) (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina)More 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.
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.
vt (present participle/participio presente upsetting past tense & past participle/pasado y participio pasado, upset)/ʌpˈset/
- 1 (hurt) disgustar; (distress) alterar, afectar; (offend) ofender the bad news/his death/the divorce upset her a lot la mala noticia/su muerte/el divorcio la afectó muchísimo please try not to upset the patient procuren que el paciente no se excite or se altere there's no point in upsetting your parents: don't tell them about the accident para qué disgustar a tus padres; no les cuentes lo del accidente his thoughtlessness/rudeness upset her le molestó su desconsideración/grosería why upset yourself? he didn't mean it ¿por qué te lo tomas a mal? no lo hizo a propósito
- 3 3.1 (throw into disorder) [plans/calculations] desbaratar, trastornar; [equanimity] afectar, perturbar to upset the balance of sth desequilibrar algo 3.2 (knock over) [cup/jug] volcar*; [milk/contents] derramar; [boat] volcar*More example sentences
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- 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.
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- 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.
- 1 countable or uncountable/numerable o no numerable 1.1 (disturbance, upheaval) trastorno (masculine) the upset involved in moving house el trastorno que supone una mudanza a big upset to their plans un gran revés or contratiempo para sus planesMore example sentences1.2 (emotional trouble) disgusto (masculine) she's had a bit of an upset ha tenido un disgusto
- 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/numerable (surprise result) [Politics/Política] [Sport/Deporte] sorpresa (f); (defeat) derrota (f) inesperadaMore example 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/numerable [Medicine/Medicina] to have a stomach upset estar* mal del estómago, estar* descompuesto del estómago (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina)More 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.