Definition of upshift
: to shift an automotive vehicle into a higher gear
Examples of upshift in a Sentence
She upshifted into fifth gear.
Recent Examples of upshift from the Web
Creeping in stop-and-go traffic is particularly annoying as the transmission wants to upshift or downshift to find its thrift spot.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'upshift'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of upshift
UPSHIFT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of upshift for English Language Learners
: to put the engine of a vehicle into a higher gear
Learn More about upshift
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up upshift? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).