World Cup vocabulary – Upset – 3 uses

We may hear the word upset used as a noun to describe one team surprisingly beating another. Today let’s learn 2 other forms and how we can use them.



(in a competitiona situation in which a person or team beats the person or team that was expected to winIn the NEWS

This ‘upset‘ is a noun



 [not before noun]upset (about something)upset (that…)unhappy or disappointed because of something unpleasant that has happenedThere’s no point getting upset about it.I understand how upset you must be feeling.She was upset that he had left without saying goodbye.In the NEWS

This ‘upset‘ is an adjective



upsettingupsetupsetto make somebody/yourself feel unhappy, anxious or annoyed
upset somebody/yourselfThis decision is likely to upset a lot of people.Try not to let him upset you.Don’t upset yourself about it—let’s just forget it ever upsets somebody that…It upset him that nobody had bothered to tell him about upsets somebody to do somethingIt upsets me to think of her all alone in that big house.

In the NEWS

This ‘upset‘ is a verb

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