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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Essentially, the relative prices of those short-term versus long-term betting contracts would tell you whether a team is viewed as likely to be on the upswing or the downswing — not necessarily today but at some point in the next few years. Neil Irwin, New York Times, "What’s the Deal With That Inverted Yield Curve? A Sports Analogy Might Help," 15 Aug. 2019 The market-wide upswing isn’t sharply higher than the new cap, but Lindgren said some tenants had faced 100% increases that had forced them to move. Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times, "Amid housing crisis, Culver City is the latest town to cap rents," 13 Aug. 2019 In The Studio Giants hitting coach Alonzo Powell sits down with beat reporter Henry Schulman on the latest episode of Giants Splash to talk about the team’s major upswing in hitting in the past month. Taylor Kate Brown,, "Bay Briefing: Waking up at 6 a.m. for C-SPAN," 24 July 2019 Even so the upswing since the 1990s has been striking. The Economist, "After years of plenty America Inc is struggling to crank out more earnings," 18 July 2019 New technology stock offerings have been on the upswing this year. Sonali Basak, Fortune, "Slack to Be Valued Around $17 Billion in IPO Next Week," 12 June 2019 New technology stock offerings have been on the upswing this year., "Slack’s stock market debut may value the workplace chat app at $17 billion," 12 June 2019 Your drive and stamina are on the upswing where job and work are concerned. Tribune Content Agency,, "Horoscope for June 11, 2019: Taurus, be ready for sudden change of plan; Aquarius, time for work, not play," 11 June 2019 Hawkins maintains that the Washington hospital had been on the upswing during his six-year tenure. Isaac Arnsdorf, ProPublica, "Trump’s VA Firing Spree Falters in Court," 15 May 2019

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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


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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