upset plans


upset plans
ruin a schedule, frustrate a program

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • upset — [up set′; ] for n. always, and for adj. also [, up′set΄] vt. upset, upsetting [ME upsetten: see UP1 & SET] 1. Obs. to set up; erect 2. a) to tip over; overturn [to upset a vase] …   English World dictionary

  • upset the apple cart — see ↑upset, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑apple upset the apple cart see ↑upset, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑cart upset the apple cart informal : to do something that changes or spoils a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Upset a duckhouse — upset (someone s) plans or calculations …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • upset the apple-cart — To throw plans into confusion • • • Main Entry: ↑apple …   Useful english dictionary

  • upset — verb (upset, upsetting) –verb (t) /ʌpˈsɛt / (say up set) 1. to overturn; knock or tip over; capsize. 2. to spill by knocking over; tip out. 3. to throw into disorder; disarrange; overthrow or undo. 4. to disturb (someone) mentally or emotionally; …   Australian English dictionary

  • upset — up|set1 [ ,ʌp set ] adjective ** 1. ) very sad, worried, or angry about something: Why are you so upset? They felt too upset to talk about the incident. upset about/over/by: They re all still very upset about losing the case. get/become upset: It …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • upset — I UK [ʌpˈset] / US [ˌʌpˈset] adjective ** 1) very sad, worried, or angry about something Why are you so upset? They felt too upset to talk about the incident. upset about/over/by: They re all still very upset about losing the case. get/become… …   English dictionary

  • upset — up|set1 [ˌʌpˈset] adj 1.) [not before noun] unhappy and worried because something unpleasant or disappointing has happened upset by/about/at etc ▪ She was really upset about the way her father treated her. upset that ▪ Debbie was upset that he… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • upset*/ — [ʌpˈset] adj I 1) sad, worried, or angry about something Why are you so upset?[/ex] They felt too upset to talk about the incident.[/ex] They re all still very upset about losing the case.[/ex] It s nothing to get upset about.[/ex] She feels… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • upset — 1 verb past tense and past participle upset (T) 1 to make someone feel unhappy or worried: I m sorry, I didn t mean to upset you. 2 to change a plan or situation in a way that causes problems: The delicate ecological balance of the area was upset …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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