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What is another word for upsets?

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To disturb mentally or emotionally
“She was highly sensitive, and we were constantly walking on eggshells trying not to upset her.”
To cause disarray or disorganization in the order of
“The ship trembled slightly, enough to make one lose their balance, but not enough to upset anything.”
To knock over something
“Willie sprang on the top of the table and upset the bottle of ink upon Martha's manuscript.”
To defeat in unexpected circumstances
“A rank outsider would upset the reigning champion.”
To cause disorder in
“Many activists and researchers claim that constant human intervention will upset the balance of nature.”
Plural for the state of being unhappy, disappointed, or anxious
“The recent bad news is the cause of much upset for many of the local residents.”
Plural for an unexpected result or situation, typically a win in a sporting match
“The underdogs stunned the world by pulling off an upset against their more fancied rivals.”
Plural for a disturbance of a person's digestive system
“He was being treated for a minor stomach upset when the pulmonary embolism was discovered.”
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