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upswept

[uhp-swept] /ˈʌpˌswɛpt/
adjective
1.
curved or sloped upward:
upswept automobile fenders.
2.
combed or brushed upward to the top of the head.
Origin of upswept
1785-1795
1785-95; past participle of upsweep

upsweep

[v. uhp-sweep; n. uhp-sweep] /v. ʌpˈswip; n. ˈʌpˌswip/
verb (used with object), upswept, upsweeping.
1.
to sweep upward.
verb (used without object), upswept, upsweeping.
2.
to be arranged in an upsweep.
noun
3.
a sweeping upward, as an increase in elevation or a steep slope.
4.
a hairdo produced by having the hair combed or brushed upward to the top of the head; an upswept hairdo.
5.
a strongly pronounced rise in activity, as in business.
6.
a curved shape of the lower jaw of some animals.
Origin
1885-90; up- + sweep1
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Historical Examples
  • Table knife, iron, with incomplete blade originally with upswept and rounded end, but seemingly used after the end was lost.

  • An upswept arrangement which brought out the bone structure of her face rather well but didn't do much else for her.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
British Dictionary definitions for upswept

upsweep

noun (ˈʌpˌswiːp)
1.
a curve or sweep upwards
2.
(US & Canadian) an upswept hairstyle
verb (ʌpˈswiːp) -sweeps, -sweeping, -swept
3.
to sweep, curve, or brush or be swept, curved, or brushed upwards
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