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upswing

[n. uhp-swing; v. uhp-swing] /n. ˈʌpˌswɪŋ; v. ʌpˈswɪŋ/
noun
1.
an upward swing or swinging movement, as of a pendulum.
2.
a marked increase or improvement:
an upswing in stock prices.
verb (used without object), upswung, upswinging.
3.
to make or undergo an upswing.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; up- + swing1
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Examples from the web for upswing
  • 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

upswing

noun (ˈʌpˌswɪŋ)
1.
(economics) a recovery period in the trade cycle
2.
an upward swing or movement or any increase or improvement
verb (ʌpˈswɪŋ) -swings, -swinging, -swung
3.
(intransitive) to swing or move up
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Word Origin and History for upswing
n.

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

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