upheaval

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From upheave +‎ -al.

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upheaval ‎(plural upheavals)

  1. The process of being heaved upward, especially the raising of part of the earth's crust.
  2. A sudden violent upset, disruption or convulsion.
    • 2011 September 2, “Wales 2-1 Montenegro”, BBC:
      Since that upheaval Wales have won just once in seven games, beating Northern Ireland in the Nations Cup last May.

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