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upheaval 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˌəpˈhēvəl/,
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upheavals, plural;
  1. A violent or sudden change or disruption to something
    • - major upheavals in the financial markets
    • - times of political upheaval
  2. An upward displacement of part of the earth's crust


  1. turbulence: a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally); "the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence"
  2. convulsion: a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market"
  3. (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
  4. agitation: disturbance usually in protest
  5. The localized upward displacement of a pavement due to swelling of the Subgrade or some portion of the Pavement Structure.
  6. refers to a process or situation where part of a home's foundation has moved above its original elevation. It usually results in interior and exterior cracks in various places throughout the home. [See Settlement
  7. The lifting of all or part of a structure's foundation.
  8. A sudden disruption or upset.