up·heav·al /ˌʌpˈhivəl, (ˌ)əˈpi-/
Up·heav·al n. The act of upheaving, or the state of being upheaved; esp., an elevation of a portion of the earth's crust.
n 1: a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics
or social conditions generally); "the industrial
revolution was a period of great turbulence" [syn: turbulence,
Sturm und Drang]
2: a violent disturbance; "the convulsions of the stock market"
[syn: convulsion, turmoil]
3: (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the
process of mountain building) [syn: uplift, upthrow, upthrust]
4: disturbance usually in protest [syn: agitation, excitement,