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upshift

[uhp-shift] /ˈʌpˌʃɪft/
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
1950-1955
1950-55; up- + shift
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Examples for upshift
  • In practice, the downshift is occasionally helpful, but the upshift is disconcerting when it occurs in the middle of a corner.
  • Otherwise, a taller ratio with a smoother upshift is used.
  • Then, when you upshift, this car leaps right from under you.

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