upsweep

verb
up·​sweep | \ ˈəp-ˌswēp How to pronounce upsweep (audio) \
upswept\ ˈəp-​ˌswept How to pronounce upsweep (audio) \; upsweeping

Definition of upsweep

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to sweep upward

upsweep

noun

Definition of upsweep (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an upward sweep
2 : an upswept hairdo

Examples of upsweep in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The roofline also collides with the upsweeping beltline at the top of the rear doors, where the door handles are cleverly concealed. Dan Neil, WSJ, 28 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of upsweep

Verb

1791, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Upsweep.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upsweep. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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