upshift

verb up·shift \ ˈəp-ˌshift \

Definition of upshift

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

upshift

noun

Examples of upshift in a Sentence

  1. She upshifted into fifth gear.

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First Known Use of upshift

1952


UPSHIFT Defined for English Language Learners

upshift

verb

Definition of upshift for English Language Learners

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


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