So what are the hot dog names of today—and which are trending up?
Unemployment fell, but it had been trending downward before tax reform, and the 1986 act probably had nothing to do with it.
For them, he's a history lesson glanced over, a trending topic soon to be replaced by a newer, more mesmerizing hashtag.
Such proto-tweets allowed some full-time gossips to work as compilers of the “trending” topics of the day.
Schwartz eventually dropped her association with Third Way, but the polls have been trending downward ever since.
Unable to trace a path beyond Bakokoro, trending in the direction we required, we halted on the 4th.
Better than all, the heavy gold seemed to be trending in their direction.
South of the Ashley river the coast line sweeps in a semicircle trending northwards and bounded by James Island.
They had not had the least idea of the way Townsend's talk was trending.
At ten miles we crossed a watercourse with many pools of brackish water in it, trending to a lake visible under the coast ridge.
1590s, "to run or bend in a certain direction" (of rivers, coasts, etc.), from Middle English trenden "to roll about, turn, revolve," from Old English trendan, from Proto-Germanic *trandijanan (cf. Old English trinde "round lump, ball," Old Frisian trind, Middle Low German trint "round," Middle Low German trent "ring, boundary," Dutch trent "circumference," Danish trind "round"); origin and connections outside Germanic uncertain. Sense of "have a general tendency" (used of events, opinions, etc.) is first recorded 1863, from the nautical sense. Related: Trended; trending.
"the way something bends" (coastline, mountain range, etc.), 1777, from trend (v.); sense of "general tendency" is from 1884.