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1upturn

verb up·turn \ˈəp-ˌtərn, ˌəp-ˈ\

Definition of UPTURN

transitive verb
1
:  to turn up or over
2
:  to direct upward
intransitive verb
:  to turn upward

Examples of UPTURN

  1. <at this point the road upturns steeply, the trees become scarcer, and the valley unfolds before you>

First Known Use of UPTURN

1567

2upturn

noun up·turn \ˈəp-ˌtərn\

: an increase or improvement

Full Definition of UPTURN

:  an upward turn especially toward better conditions or higher prices

First Known Use of UPTURN

1864
UPTURN Defined for Kids

1upturn

verb up·turn \ˈəp-ˌtərn, ˌəp-ˈtərn\
up·turnedup·turn·ing

Definition of UPTURN for Kids

:  to turn upward or up or over

2upturn

noun up·turn \ˈəp-ˌtərn\

Definition of UPTURN for Kids

:  an upward turning (as toward better conditions)

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