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upsweep

verb up·sweep \ ˈəp-ˌswēp \

Definition of upsweep

upswept play \ˈəp-ˌswept\; upsweeping
: to sweep upward

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First Known Use of upsweep

1791

in the meaning defined above

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upsweep

noun

Definition of upsweep

1 : an upward sweep
2 : an upswept hairdo

First Known Use of upsweep

circa 1891

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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