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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The economy, in other words, is enjoying an upswing now, but may pay a price for it down the road. Nick Timiraos, WSJ, "WSJ Tax Guide 2019: The Tax Cut’s Economic Impact," 15 Feb. 2019 Here, Arnault provides insight into his vision for the future, the upswings and challenges of modernizing what is—for most intents and purposes—a legacy brand, and an out of this world (but not impossible) pipedream. Nick Remsen, Vogue, "Overhauling Heritage (With an Edge of Clever Hype): A Conversation with Rimowa CEO Alexandre Arnault," 27 Feb. 2019 Ginsburg noted the store, which opened in 1997 as a Lazarus (a defunct regional department store nameplate operated by Macy's), was an early marker of Downtown's upswing. Randy Tucker,, "'Most important block in the city:' What's next for Macy's site Downtown," 2 Jan. 2018 The discord comes amid worries that Trump’s zeal for tariffs will set off a trade war that undermines the broadest global upswing in years. Andrew Mayeda,, "It’s Trump Against the Developed World as G-7 Frays Over Tariffs," 7 June 2018 Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers meet next week in Argentina amid the broadest and strongest economic upswing since 2011, with... Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: Hensarling eager to put his stamp on Senate banking bill," 16 Mar. 2018 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

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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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