upthrow

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verb

up·​throw ˈəp-ˌthrō How to pronounce upthrow (audio)
upthrew ˈəp-ˌthrü How to pronounce upthrow (audio) ; upthrown ˈəp-ˌthrōn How to pronounce upthrow (audio) ; upthrowing

transitive verb

: to throw or thrust upward

upthrow

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noun

: an upward displacement (as of a rock stratum) : upheaval, upthrust

Word History

First Known Use

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1807, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of upthrow was in the 14th century

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“Upthrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upthrow. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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