upswing

noun
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
Recent Examples on the Web The grim statistics emerge as communities and policymakers grapple with an upswing in gun violence that continues to shake the country. Emily Mae Czachor, CBS News, 13 June 2022 One thing keeping these stocks afloat has been an upswing in travel spending, particularly among U.S. spenders and the more affluent, who don’t appear to be hindered by rising costs for airfare and gas. Telis Demos, WSJ, 3 May 2022 Of note, the U.K. has been experiencing an upswing in adenovirus infections in general. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 That left airports and airlines short of staff to handle an upswing in travel as much of the world drops entry restrictions, while the virus continues to ripple through flight crews and ground workers. Angus Whitley, Fortune, 12 Apr. 2022 That left airports and airlines short of staff to handle an upswing in travel as much of the world drops entry restrictions, while the virus continues to ripple through flight crews and ground workers. Angus Whitley, Bloomberg.com, 12 Apr. 2022 Here then, is a look back at the highlights and lowlights of the year that was, a year that seems to be ending on an upswing of openings and optimism – though recent history teaches us to keep that thought in check. oregonlive, 26 Dec. 2021 The popularity of women’s basketball is on the upswing, particularly at the college level. Kurt Streeter, New York Times, 3 June 2022 The political drama Borgen first aired on Danish TV in 2010, when TV’s golden era was still on the upswing (Mad Men and Breaking Bad were mid-flight; Game of Thrones and Girls were not far off). Taylor Antrim, Vogue, 2 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of upswing

1922, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Upswing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upswing. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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upswing

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

Kids Definition of upswing

: a great increase or rise an upswing in business

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