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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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British Dictionary definitions for upswung

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 upswung

upswing

n.

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

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