up-turn

upturn

[v. uhp-turn, uhp-turn; n. uhp-turn]
verb (used with object)
1.
to turn up or over: The farmer upturned clumps of sod with his spade.
2.
to cause disorder; upheave: The storm upturned the town.
3.
to direct or turn upward: She upturned her face toward heaven and prayed.
verb (used without object)
4.
to turn up or upward: Her eyes upturned to see his face.
noun
5.
chaos or extreme disorder, as in society; an upheaval.
6.
an upward turn, or a changing and rising movement, as in prices or business.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English: to overturn; see up-, turn

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upturn
 
vb
1.  to turn or cause to turn up, over, or upside down
2.  (tr) to create disorder
3.  (tr) to direct upwards
 
n
4.  an upward turn, trend, or improvement
5.  an upheaval or commotion

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