(Up*set"), v. i. To become upset.
(Up"set`) a. Set up; fixed; determined; used chiefly or only in the phrase upset price; that is,
the price fixed upon as the minimum for property offered in a public sale, or, in an auction, the price at
which property is set up or started by the auctioneer, and the lowest price at which it will be sold.
After a solemn pause, Mr. Glossin offered the upset price for the lands and barony of Ellangowan.Sir
(Up"set`), n. The act of upsetting, or the state of being upset; an overturn; as, the wagon had an
(Up*set"ting) a. Conceited; assuming; as, an upsetting fellow. [Scot.] Jamieson.
(Up*shoot") v. i. To shoot upward. "Trees upshooting high." Spenser.
(Up"shot`) n. [Up + shot, equivalent to scot share, reckoning. Cf. the phrase to cast up an
account.] Final issue; conclusion; the sum and substance; the end; the result; the consummation.
I can not pursue with any safety this sport to the upshot.Shak.
We account it frailty that threescore years and ten make the upshot of man's pleasurable existence.De
To be upsides with, to be even with. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Sir W. Scott. T. Hughes. Upside
down. [Perhaps a corruption of OE. up so down, literally, up as down.] With the upper part undermost; hence,
in confusion; in complete disorder; topsy-turvy. Shak.
(Up"side`) n. The upper side; the part that is uppermost.
These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also.Acts xvii. 6.
(Up"si*down`) adv. See Upsodown. [Obs. or Colloq.] Spenser.
(Up"sit`ting) n. A sitting up of a woman after her confinement, to receive and entertain her
To invite your lady's upsitting.Beau. & Fl.
(Up*skip`) n. An upstart. [Obs.] Latimer.
(Up*snatch") v. t. To snatch up. [R.]
(Up*soar") v. i. To soar or mount up. Pope.
(Up"so*down`) adv. [Up + so as + down.] Upside down. [Obs. or Colloq.] Wyclif.
In man's sin is every manner order or ordinance turned upsodown.Chaucer.
(Up*spear") v. i. To grow or shoot up like a spear; as, upspearing grass. [R.] Cowper.
(Up*spring") v. i. To spring up. Tennyson.
1. An upstart. [Obs.] "The swaggering upspring." Shak.