a slight upgrade in the roadway
The hotel offered us a room upgrade. Verb
This course will help you to upgrade your computer skills.
They've upgraded the quality of their service.
The city is upgrading the sewage treatment plant.
The office is upgrading the telephone system.
They upgraded the hotel to attract more business patrons.
We were able to upgrade to first class.
We had reserved a double room, but the hotel upgraded us to a suite. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
These include upgrades to Wear OS, Google Messages, and more.—Prakhar Khanna, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 The three-game pack's latest version, which was released in 2021, features enhanced graphics and gameplay upgrades, TechCrunch reported.—Elizabeth Napolitano, CBS News, 30 Nov. 2023 Shrugging off higher interest rates, America’s consumers spent enough to help drive the economy to a brisk 5.2% annual pace from July through September, the government reported Wednesday in an upgrade from its previous estimate.—Paul Wiseman, Fortune, 29 Nov. 2023 Get The Recipe 15 of 28 Toasted Oatmeal Cookies
Toasting the oatmeal in this recipe is the key to giving classic oatmeal cookies an instant upgrade.—Jenna Sims, Southern Living, 28 Nov. 2023 The normal price for this soundbar is a bit high, but this sale offers a great upgrade over the speakers in your TV at a nearly impulse-buy cost.—Scott Gilbertson, WIRED, 28 Nov. 2023 Clear products fade into interiors, which gives them a timeless quality, and technological upgrades can be addressed by changing out a single part of a sound system, keeping the whole from becoming obsolete.—Laird Borrelli-Persson, Vogue, 28 Nov. 2023 Read more: Best Running Shoes; Best Nike Shoes for Running; Best Hoka Running Shoes
If your hiking boots could use an upgrade, grab a new pair from Keen, Columbia, Saloman, or Hoka.—Jessica Kasparian, SELF, 27 Nov. 2023 All guests are offered a welcome drink, early check-in and late checkout (if available), and free room upgrades (if available).—Maya Kachroo-Levine, Travel + Leisure, 26 Nov. 2023
The boat’s engineering systems were upgraded, including the air-conditioning and generators that can power other boats when traveling off-grid.—Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 1 Dec. 2023 Video From The New Yorker Goldie: The Life of a Nursing-Home Rock Star
Meanwhile, Fennell lavishes gleefully derisive attention on the splendiferous absurdities of the mansion and its inhabitants.—Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 18 Nov. 2023 In March 2022, a Jackson County judge ordered a temporary order of protection (later upgraded to a full order of protection) for a woman and child connected to Anderson, according to domestic violence documents obtained by The Kansas City Star.—Emily Palmer, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2023 These days, she’s upgraded to this electric milk frother that has been a staple in her kitchen for two years.—Gabriela Izquierdo, Southern Living, 17 Nov. 2023 See More
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