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upthrow

[n. uhp-throh; v. uhp-throh] /n. ˈʌpˌθroʊ; v. ʌpˈθroʊ/
noun
1.
an upheaval, as of the earth's surface.
2.
Geology. an upward displacement of rock on one side of a fault.
verb (used with object), upthrew, upthrown, upthrowing.
3.
to throw or cast up or upward.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; up- + throw
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  • The apparent upthrow is chiefly due to the combination of horizontal throw with slope.
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upthrow

/ˈʌpˌθrəʊ/
noun
1.
(geology) the upward movement of rocks on one side of a fault plane relative to rocks on the other side
2.
(rare) an upward thrust or throw; upheaval
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