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get upset

This page is about the collocation get upset

collocation pattern: verb + adjective

Meaning

to become unhappy, disappointed or annoyed because of something

For example

  • He only took ten dollars, so don't get upset about it.

  • Don't say anything about her divorce. She gets upset when anyone mentions it.

Quick Quiz

When children get upset, they

a. fall over

b. laugh

c. cry

Contributor: Matt Errey