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(Sports) The throwing of a ball over and beyond a target, especially in baseball.
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  1. (Sports) The throwing of a ball over and beyond a target, especially in baseball.
  2. (Sports) A throw that goes too far.
  3. A removal, especially of a ruler or government, by force or threat of force.
The cause or means of destroying:
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  1. The cause or means of destroying:
  2. The fact or state of being destroyed
  3. The condition of having been destroyed:
A reverting, or returning, as to a former state, custom, or belief
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  1. A reverting, or returning, as to a former state, custom, or belief
  2. The return of an estate to the grantor or the grantor's heirs by operation of law after the period of a grant is over
  3. A future interest in land created by operation of law by a conveyance of property for a specified period of time without transfer of title to said land. Upon expiration of the period of the lease, the land reverts to the lease grantor or his or her heirs. Additionally, reversion may refer to the part of an estate that the grantor retains upon conveyance of the rest of it. See also remainder and reservation. A future interest in land created by operation of law by a conveyance of property for a specified period of time without transfer of title to said land. Upon expiration of the period of the lease, the land reverts to the lease grantor or his or her heirs. Additionally, reversion may refer to the part of an estate that the grantor retains upon conveyance of the rest of it. See also remainder and reservation.
To turn or tip over; capsize
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  1. To turn or tip over; capsize
  2. To cause the downfall, destruction, or ending of; overthrow or abolish.
  3. (--- Law) To invalidate or reverse (a decision) by legal means:
To turn up or over:
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  1. To turn up or over:
  2. To turn (something) up or over
  3. To turn up, upward, or over
To cause to serve a purpose other than the original or established one; commandeer or redirect:
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  1. To cause to serve a purpose other than the original or established one; commandeer or redirect:
  2. To overthrow or destroy (a government or an established order or authority).
  3. To undermine, overturn, or render ineffective (a rule or an established notion, such as a stereotype, for example).
(Sports) To make a player (especially a defender) turn the wrong way and hence get past him
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  1. (Sports) To make a player (especially a defender) turn the wrong way and hence get past him
To set, turn, or stand on end
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  1. To set, turn, or stand on end
  2. To invalidate, destroy, or change completely; overthrow:
  3. To stand, set, or turn on one end:
To cause (an engine or mechanism) to function in reverse.
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  1. To cause (an engine or mechanism) to function in reverse.
  2. To put a motor, engine, etc. in reverse; reverse the action of a mechanism
  3. To turn inside out or upside down:
To set too great an amount of (type or copy), or too much type for (a given space)
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  1. To set too great an amount of (type or copy), or too much type for (a given space)
  2. (Printing) To set (type or copy) in excess of what is needed.
  3. To overturn or overthrow
To cause to topple; overturn
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  1. To cause to topple; overturn
  2. To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of.
  3. To overthrow
(Ergative) (to cause) to topple over and fall
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  1. (Ergative) (to cause) to topple over and fall
To exceed equality with; to outweigh.
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  1. To exceed equality with; to outweigh.
  2. To throw off balance
  3. To provide with more weight or quantity in one area than another:
To subject to inversion.
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  1. To subject to inversion.
  2. To turn inside out or upside down:
  3. To change to the direct opposite; reverse the order, position, direction, etc. of
(Intransitive, nautical) To overturn.
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  1. (Intransitive, nautical) To overturn.
  2. To overturn or upset
  3. To overturn or cause to overturn:
To engage in a combat or struggle; fight:
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  1. To engage in a combat or struggle; fight:
  2. To forge with a tilt hammer.
  3. To direct (a discussion, policy, etc.) so as to favor a particular opinion or side
To bring about the downfall of (a government, etc.), especially by force.
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  1. To bring about the downfall of (a government, etc.), especially by force.
  2. To bring down from a position of authority or power; topple
  3. To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of, especially by force or concerted action:
To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
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  1. To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
  2. To stir up interest and support through speeches and writing so as to produce changes
  3. To cause to move with violence or sudden force.
(Dated) To make hot and rosy, as with drinking.
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  1. (Dated) To make hot and rosy, as with drinking.
  2. (Intransitive) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
  3. (By extension) To confuse, befuddle, throw into panic by making overwrought with confusion.
(--- Physics & Astronomy) To cause perturbation in (the orbit of a celestial body, for example) by gravitational interaction.
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  1. (--- Physics & Astronomy) To cause perturbation in (the orbit of a celestial body, for example) by gravitational interaction.
  2. To cause (a system) to become altered or imbalanced from a normal state:
  3. To cause to be alarmed, agitated, or upset; disturb or trouble greatly
To get possession or control of by or as by winning a war
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  1. To get possession or control of by or as by winning a war
  2. To gain control of or subdue by military force:
  3. To be victorious; win.
To surpass (an opponent) in skill or technique or in scoring points.
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  1. To surpass (an opponent) in skill or technique or in scoring points.
  2. To play better than
To get the better of by superior power; make helpless; subdue
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  1. To get the better of by superior power; make helpless; subdue
  2. To overcome or vanquish by superior force; subdue.
  3. To subdue someone by superior force.
(Intransitive, nautical) To overturn.
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  1. (Intransitive, nautical) To overturn.
  2. To overturn or cause to overturn:
  3. To overturn or upset
(Slang, idiomatic) To rob; to stage a heist
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  1. (Slang, idiomatic) To rob; to stage a heist
  2. To bump or strike something in such a way as to tip it
To bring about the downfall of (a government, etc.), especially by force.
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  1. To bring about the downfall of (a government, etc.), especially by force.
  2. To bring down from a position of authority or power; topple
  3. To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of, especially by force or concerted action:
(--- Law) To invalidate or reverse (a decision) by legal means:
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  1. (--- Law) To invalidate or reverse (a decision) by legal means:
  2. To cause the downfall, destruction, or ending of; overthrow or abolish.
  3. To conquer; defeat; ruin
To defeat, as in a contest:
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  1. To defeat, as in a contest:
  2. To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of.
  3. To overthrow
Used other than as an idiom: see turn,"Ž over.
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  1. Used other than as an idiom: see turn,"Ž over.
  2. (Sports) To give up control (of the ball and thus the ability to score).
  3. (Idiomatic) To relinquish; give back.
To cause disorder in something, to distort it from its ideal state
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  1. To cause disorder in something, to distort it from its ideal state
  2. To upset the arrangement, order, or operation of; unsettle; disorder
  3. To cause someone to go insane (usually used in the passive, see deranged)
To disturb the normal physical or mental health of; derange.
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  1. To disturb the normal physical or mental health of; derange.
  2. To throw into confusion or disarray.
  3. To throw into disorder; disarrange
To get by buying and selling:
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  1. To get by buying and selling:
  2. To cause to change intentions, actions, etc. [to turn someone from his purpose]
  3. To divert or deflect:
To become unsettled
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  1. To become unsettled
  2. To change from a settled condition; disrupt:
  3. To bring into disorder or disarray
To cause to be psychotic or otherwise severely mentally unsound.
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  1. To cause to be psychotic or otherwise severely mentally unsound.
  2. To upset (normal condition or functioning, as of a bodily organ).
  3. To upset the arrangement, order, or operation of; unsettle; disorder
To upset the proper arrangement or order of.
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  1. To upset the proper arrangement or order of.
  2. To undo the order or arrangement of; make less neat; disorder
  3. To undo the arrangement of; to disorder; to derange.
To take off the dress of; to unrobe.
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  1. To take off the dress of; to unrobe.
  2. To throw into confusion; upset.
  3. To throw into disorder or confusion; upset
To throw into confusion or disarray.
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  1. To throw into confusion or disarray.
  2. To disturb the normal physical or mental health of; derange.
  3. To throw into disorder; disarrange
To make less organized; to reduce to chaos.
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  1. To make less organized; to reduce to chaos.
  2. To destroy the organization, systematic arrangement, or unity of.
  3. To disrupt or break up the order, arrangement, or system of; throw into confusion or disorder
To disturb or interrupt the orderly course of (a social affair, meeting, etc.)
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  1. To disturb or interrupt the orderly course of (a social affair, meeting, etc.)
  2. To break apart or alter so as to prevent normal or expected functioning:
  3. To throw into confusion or disorder:
To intrude on; inconvenience:
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  1. To intrude on; inconvenience:
  2. To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
  3. To interfere with; interrupt:
To mix in a confused, disorderly heap
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  1. To mix in a confused, disorderly heap
  2. To confuse mentally
  3. To mix in a confused way; throw together carelessly:
  1. To damage; injure.
  2. To botch, bungle; to perform poorly on.
  3. To cause (another person) to make unwanted mistakes in a given task, usually through distraction or obnoxious behavior.
(Idiomatic) To prepare something from ingredients that are mixed.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To prepare something from ingredients that are mixed.
  2. (Intransitive, idiomatic) Combine thoroughly.
  3. (Intransitive, usually passive, with with, often with be or get) To become involved with, especially socially or romantically.
To confuse or befuddle (a person or the mind, for example).
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  1. To confuse or befuddle (a person or the mind, for example).
  2. To mix (a drink or the ingredients of a drink), especially with a muddler.
  3. To put into a state of confusion; confuse:
To cause to fall or collapse; bring down:
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  1. To cause to fall or collapse; bring down:
  2. To put into disorder by or as by tossing here and there; disarrange
  3. To spill, roll out, or emerge in confusion or disorder:
To become unsettled
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  1. To become unsettled
  2. To change from a settled condition; disrupt:
  3. To bring into disorder or disarray
To disturb or interrupt the orderly course of (a social affair, meeting, etc.)
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  1. To disturb or interrupt the orderly course of (a social affair, meeting, etc.)
  2. To throw into confusion or disorder:
  3. To break apart or alter so as to prevent normal or expected functioning:
To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
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  1. To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
  2. To break in on; interrupt
  3. To interfere with; interrupt:
To stir up or shake up
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  1. To stir up or shake up
  2. To stir up interest and support through speeches and writing so as to produce changes
  3. To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
To take the trouble (to do something); concern oneself with (accomplishing something):
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  1. To take the trouble (to do something); concern oneself with (accomplishing something):
  2. To cause to be irritated, especially by repeated acts; trouble or annoy:
  3. (Intransitive) To do something which is of negligible inconvenience.
(Now Rare) To disturb the order of
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  1. (Now Rare) To disturb the order of
  2. To disturb the composure or calm of; perturb.
  3. To put into a state of disorder.
To make anxious, uneasy, or restless; disturb; fret
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  1. To make anxious, uneasy, or restless; disturb; fret
  2. To deprive of peace or rest; trouble.
To draw (the mind, attention, etc.) away in another direction; divert
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  1. To draw (the mind, attention, etc.) away in another direction; divert
  2. To cause to feel worried or uneasy; unsettle:
  3. To cause (someone) to have difficulty paying attention to something:
To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
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  1. To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
  2. To break up the settled order or orderly working of
  3. To intrude on; inconvenience:
To agitate, stir, or confuse.
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  1. To agitate, stir, or confuse.
  2. To move in a quick, flustered way
  3. To move or come down in a flurry.
(Intransitive) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
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  1. (Intransitive) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
  2. To make or become nervous or upset.
  3. (By extension) To confuse, befuddle, throw into panic by making overwrought with confusion.
(Astron.) To cause perturbations in (the orbit of a planet, moon, etc.)
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  1. (Astron.) To cause perturbations in (the orbit of a planet, moon, etc.)
  2. To cause (a system) to become altered or imbalanced from a normal state:
  3. (--- Physics & Astronomy) To cause perturbation in (the orbit of a celestial body, for example) by gravitational interaction.
A relatively hard, naturally occurring mineral material. Rock can consist of a single mineral or of several minerals that are either tightly compacted or held together by a cementlike mineral matrix. The three main types of rock are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.
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  1. A relatively hard, naturally occurring mineral material. Rock can consist of a single mineral or of several minerals that are either tightly compacted or held together by a cementlike mineral matrix. The three main types of rock are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.
  2. (Music) To play or dance to rock music.
  3. To excite or cause strong feeling in, as by playing rock music.
To take away the smoothness of; wrinkle; ripple
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  1. To take away the smoothness of; wrinkle; ripple
  2. To turn over (the pages of a book, etc.) rapidly
  3. To beat (a drum, etc.) with a ruffle
To brandish or wave, especially in anger:
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  1. To brandish or wave, especially in anger:
  2. To get rid of or put an end to:
  3. To cause to tremble, vibrate, or rock:
To move or go impatiently, angrily, or disdainfully, as with a toss of the head
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  1. To move or go impatiently, angrily, or disdainfully, as with a toss of the head
  2. To throw or propel to the ground:
  3. To toss a coin with (someone) for deciding something according to which side will land uppermost
To bring into disorder or disarray
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  1. To bring into disorder or disarray
  2. To become unsettled
  3. To change from a settled condition; disrupt:
To provide with ratlines
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  1. To provide with ratlines
  2. To secure ratlines to (shrouds).
The act of disorganizing; destruction of system.
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  1. The act of disorganizing; destruction of system.
  2. The state of being disorganized; as, the disorganization of the body, or of government.
The act of agitating or the state of being agitated.
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  1. The act of agitating or the state of being agitated.
  2. Emotional disturbance or excitement
  3. The stirring up of public interest in a matter of controversy, such as a political or social issue.
A form of noise which is intentionally applied to randomize errors which occur in the processing of both digital audio and digital video data
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  1. A form of noise which is intentionally applied to randomize errors which occur in the processing of both digital audio and digital video data
  2. A nervously excited or confused condition
  3. A state of indecisive agitation.
The condition of being flustered
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  1. The condition of being flustered
  2. A state of agitation, confusion, or excitement.
A state of excitement or confusion
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  1. A state of excitement or confusion
  2. A condition of nervous excitement or agitation:
  3. A fluttering movement; vibration
Variation in a designated orbit, as of a planet, that results from the influence of one or more external bodies. Gravitational attraction between planets can cause perturbations and cause a planet to deviate from its expected orbit. Perturbations in Neptune's orbit led to the discovery of the object—Pluto—that was causing the perturbation. Perturbations in the orbits of stars have led to the discovery of planetary systems outside of our Solar system.
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  1. Variation in a designated orbit, as of a planet, that results from the influence of one or more external bodies. Gravitational attraction between planets can cause perturbations and cause a planet to deviate from its expected orbit. Perturbations in Neptune's orbit led to the discovery of the object—Pluto—that was causing the perturbation. Perturbations in the orbits of stars have led to the discovery of planetary systems outside of our Solar system.
  2. A small change in a physical system, such as a variation in a planet's orbit resulting from the gravitational influence of other celestial bodies.
  3. (Countable, astronomy, physics) Variation in an orbit due to the influence of external bodies
A state of agitation of the mind or emotions:
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  1. A state of agitation of the mind or emotions:
  2. A disorderly commotion or disturbance:
  3. Confusion; agitation; disturbance
  1. Harassing labour; trouble; disturbance.
  2. A state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult:
  3. Tumult; commotion; uproar; confusion
Froth formed by profuse sweating, as on a horse.
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  1. Froth formed by profuse sweating, as on a horse.
  2. (Slang) An excited or agitated state
  3. (Informal) A condition of anxious or heated discomposure; agitation:
A state of vexation or worry
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  1. A state of vexation or worry
  2. A dish cooked by stewing, especially a mixture of meat or fish and vegetables with stock.
  3. (Informal) Mental agitation:
(Chemistry) (of sugar) Having its polarization changed by hydrolysis; see invert sugar
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  1. (Chemistry) (of sugar) Having its polarization changed by hydrolysis; see invert sugar
  2. (Music) (of a chord) Having the lowest note transposed an octave higher
  3. Changed to a contrary or counterchanged order or direction; characterized by inversion; turned upside down; reversed; opposite; contrary.
(Finance) Owing more money for something than it is worth; having negative equity.
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  1. (Finance) Owing more money for something than it is worth; having negative equity.
  2. Inverted; turned so that the top is at the bottom.
Looking upwards, turned upwards
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  1. Looking upwards, turned upwards
  2. (Of a nose etc.) turned up at the end
  3. Turned over; inverted; capsized

Synonym Study

  • Capsize specifically implies the overturning or upsetting of a boat
  • Overturn implies a turning of a thing upside down or flat on its side and, in extended use, connotes the destruction of something established to overturn a chair, a government, etc.
  • emotionally upset
  • Upset is the ordinary word implying a toppling, disorganization, etc. as a result of a loss of balance or stability to upset a glass, one's plans, etc.
Find another word for upset. In this page you can discover 106 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for upset, like: disconcerted, overthrow, amazed, shocked, destruction, reversion, overturn, upturn, subvert, turn bottom-side up and turn-inside-out.