up-shift

upshift

[uhp-shift]
verb (used without object)
1.
to shift an automotive transmission or vehicle into a higher gear.
verb (used with object)
2.
to shift (an automotive transmission or vehicle) into a higher gear.
noun
3.
an act or instance of upshifting.

Origin:
1950–55; up- + shift

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