upturn

verb
up·​turn | \ ˈəp-ˌtərn How to pronounce upturn (audio) , ˌəp-ˈtərn \
upturned; upturning; upturns

Definition of upturn

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to turn up or over
2 : to direct upward

intransitive verb

: to turn upward

upturn

noun
up·​turn | \ ˈəp-ˌtərn How to pronounce upturn (audio) \

Definition of upturn (Entry 2 of 2)

: an upward turn especially toward better conditions or higher prices

Synonyms & Antonyms for upturn

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of upturn in a Sentence

Verb at this point the road upturns steeply, the trees become scarcer, and the valley unfolds before you
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Herbert Diess said Tuesday that the war in Ukraine threatened to upturn the company’s projections for this year. Sean Mclain, WSJ, 18 Mar. 2022 Hundreds of residents have shown up at local government meetings, voicing concerns that the plant will upturn their daily lives and harm the local water supply. J. Scott Trubey, ajc, 22 Feb. 2022 People who prefer parkas that don’t upturn and shield from above the shoulders to shins might win the argument on which waterproof covering works best. oregonlive, 4 Dec. 2021 Across the same time period, scientists estimate a 1.6 degree Fahrenheit upturn in the over-lake air temperature for all the Great Lakes — with most of the change also occurring since the late 1990s. Dan Egan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021 Since the announcement, players such as Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields have expressed their discontent with the season's postponement, with Fields going so far as to create an online petition to upturn the Big Ten's decision. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, 20 Aug. 2020 For the most recent the fall ‘20 runway show last February, Michele upturned the fashion show structure completely. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, 19 May 2020 Across Kentucky, the novel coronavirus has upturned lives in countless ways. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, 24 Apr. 2020 The irritability, whining and tantrums pile up during a nap-free afternoon, which can upturn a household. Craig Canapari, New York Times, 24 Mar. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In Maryland, a plant in Howard County not far from Baltimore showed a sharp upturn in the load beginning in early March. Meredith Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 20 Apr. 2022 But the upturn in sentiment has not yet reached the cinema sector. Patrick Frater, Variety, 10 Apr. 2022 Wisconsin has been recovering, but the upturn has not been even across all industries, Kashkari said during a virtual presentation at the Midwest Economic Forecast Forum. Ricardo Torres, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 Jan. 2022 On Friday, a sudden upturn in the last hour of trading managed to keep the S&P 500 from logging its fourth weekly loss in a row. CBS News, 31 Jan. 2022 On Friday, a sudden upturn in the last hour of trading managed to keep the S&P 500 from logging its fourth weekly loss in a row. Alex Veiga, chicagotribune.com, 31 Jan. 2022 At best, industry analysts foresee a modest upturn in sales, and possibly another sharp downturn, while car buyers can expect even more price hikes and more dealer shortages. Paul A. Eisenstein, NBC News, 19 Jan. 2022 The Labor Department reported that the consumer price index surged 6.8% for the year ending in November, marking the largest 12-month upturn in about four decades. Ryan Tarinelli, Arkansas Online, 18 Dec. 2021 For many schools, even a modest upturn is a relief. Collin Binkley And Philip Marcelo, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of upturn

Verb

1567, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Upturn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upturn. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for upturn

upturn

verb
up·​turn | \ ˈəp-ˌtərn How to pronounce upturn (audio) , ˌəp-ˈtərn \
upturned; upturning

Kids Definition of upturn

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to turn upward or up or over

upturn

noun
up·​turn | \ ˈəp-ˌtərn How to pronounce upturn (audio) \

Kids Definition of upturn (Entry 2 of 2)

: an upward turning (as toward better conditions)

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