verb up·shift \ˈəp-ˌshift\

: to put the engine of a vehicle into a higher gear

Full Definition of UPSHIFT

intransitive verb
:  to shift an automotive vehicle into a higher gear
upshift noun

Examples of UPSHIFT

  1. She upshifted into fifth gear.

First Known Use of UPSHIFT



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