upset etymology

English word upset comes from English up, English set

Detailed word origin of upset

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
up English (eng) (computing, slang, transitive) To upload.. (intransitive) To act suddenly, usually with another verb.. (intransitive) To ascend; to climb up.. (transitive, colloquial) To increase or raise.. (transitive, colloquial) To promote. (colloquial) At (a given place, especially one imagined to be higher or more remote from a central location).. (vulgar slang) Of a man: having sex with.. From south [...]
set English (eng) (UK, education) To divide a class group in a subject according to ability (of hair) Fixed in a certain style.. Fixed in one’s opinion.. Fixed in position.. Intent, determined (to do something).. Prearranged.. Ready, prepared.. Rigid, solidified. (Scotland) To suit; to become.. (ambitransitive) To fit music to words.. (ambitransitive) To place plants or shoots in the ground; to plant.. [...]
upsetten Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
upset Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
upset English (eng) (automobile insurance) An overturn.. (countable, sports, politics) An unexpected victory of a competitor or candidate that was not favored to win.. (mathematics) An upper set; a subset (X,≤) of a partially ordered set with the property that, if x is in U and x≤y, then y is in U.. (uncountable) Disturbance or disruption.. An upset stomach. (of a person) Angry, distressed, or unhappy.. (of a [...]