upthrow

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

Definition of upthrow

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to throw or thrust upward

upthrow

noun

Definition of upthrow (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of upthrow

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1807, in the meaning defined above

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“Upthrow.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upthrow. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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