upturn

[v. uhp-turn, uhp-turn; n. uhp-turn]
verb (used with object)
1.
to turn up or over: The farmer upturned clumps of sod with his spade.
2.
to cause disorder; upheave: The storm upturned the town.
3.
to direct or turn upward: She upturned her face toward heaven and prayed.
verb (used without object)
4.
to turn up or upward: Her eyes upturned to see his face.
noun
5.
chaos or extreme disorder, as in society; an upheaval.
6.
an upward turn, or a changing and rising movement, as in prices or business.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English: to overturn; see up-, turn

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upturn
 
vb
1.  to turn or cause to turn up, over, or upside down
2.  (tr) to create disorder
3.  (tr) to direct upwards
 
n
4.  an upward turn, trend, or improvement
5.  an upheaval or commotion

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Example sentences
And if the economy does manage that upturn, then surely government bond prices
  will fall sharply.
Even that tentative upturn relied on unparalleled looseness in fiscal and
  monetary policy.
But the lack of a sharp upturn means such partial recompense has not been
  forthcoming this time round.
Historically, when there is an upturn in advertising expenditure, it tends to
  rise faster than the wider economy.
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