up·​swing | \ ˈəp-ˌswiŋ How to pronounce upswing (audio) \

Definition of upswing

1 : an upward swing
2 : a marked increase or improvement a dramatic upswing in profits often used in the phrase on the upswing her career is on the upswing

Examples of upswing in a Sentence

an upswing of the arms

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Congressional Budget Office projections show average GDP growth of 1.9 percent in 2018-19, much slower than at the beginning of the current economic upswing—and real estate activity will likely taper off as well. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "The 10 top emerging trends that will shape real estate in 2019," 10 Oct. 2018 Europe's economic upswing has moderated since the end of last year but remains robust despite concerns about trade disputes, non-euro member Britain's upcoming exit from the European Union, and spending plans by Italy's populist government. David Mchugh, Fox News, "European Central Bank to take next step in tapering stimulus," 13 Sep. 2018 That means many workers are yet to feel the benefit of the global economic upswing that began during 2017. The Economist, "The rich world needs higher real wage growth," 30 June 2018 Feel-Good Summit The trade disputes hijacked what was supposed to be a feel-good summit that global finance chiefs initially saw as an opportunity to tout the successes of the global economic upswing. Bloomberg, Fortune, "G-7 Finance Chiefs Condemn Latest U.S. Tariffs in Rebuke of Trump," 2 June 2018 With the economic upswing, iStar may finally get its buyer. Perry Vandell, azcentral, "Glendale's Westgate Entertainment District is up for sale, but what does it mean for you?," 10 Apr. 2018 The Illini are on an upswing, having won three of four as their defense has frustrated opponents. Terry Towery, The Seattle Times, "Illinois’ defense spurs 79-74 win over No. 9 Michigan State," 6 Feb. 2019 In the new survey, Gallup reports that Republicans saw a big upswing in their satisfaction with the moral and ethical climate of the country while Democrats saw a sharp plunge. Philip Bump, Washington Post, "Satisfaction with the moral climate of the U.S. drops — except among Republicans," 25 Jan. 2018 Injuries declined during most of the 2006-14 study, but there was an upswing in the final year. Lindsey Tanner, The Seattle Times, "Guns send over 8,000 US kids to ER each year, analysis says," 29 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of upswing

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of upswing

: a situation in which something is increasing or becoming better
: an upward swing


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Kids Definition of upswing

: a great increase or rise an upswing in business

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