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[n. uhp-swing; v. uhp-swing] /n. ˈʌpˌswɪŋ; v. ʌpˈswɪŋ/
an upward swing or swinging movement, as of a pendulum.
a marked increase or improvement:
an upswing in stock prices.
verb (used without object), upswung, upswinging.
to make or undergo an upswing.
Origin of upswing
1920-25; up- + swing1 Unabridged
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  • Exhibitions of robotic dinosaurs seem to be back on the upswing.
  • Yes, there has definitely been an upswing in the publication of poetry.
  • My gosh, that's why they've got such a huge upswing.
  • Close encounters of the predator kind are on a definite upswing and so are injuries and deaths.
  • Now, this doesn't imply that an eruption occurred, but it might suggest activity on on the upswing.
  • Vacant space tends to remain vacant, in anticipation of an upswing.
  • Workers are let go quickly in downturns then quickly rehired in the upswing.
  • Disease, of course, remains--it may even be on the upswing.
  • When the solar cycle goes on the upswing again, as it invariably will, temperatures will start increasing faster than the trend.
  • Every site he pickets gets a huge upswing in donations.
British Dictionary definitions for upswing


noun (ˈʌpˌswɪŋ)
(economics) a recovery period in the trade cycle
an upward swing or movement or any increase or improvement
verb (ʌpˈswɪŋ) -swings, -swinging, -swung
(intransitive) to swing or move up
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Word Origin and History for upswing

1922, in golf, from up + swing (n.). Sense in economics is attested from 1934.

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