upturn


1up·turn

verb \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

2up·turn

noun \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

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