intransitive verb Date: 1952 to shift an automotive vehicle into a higher gear • upshift noun

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  • upshift — 1. noun a) A shift to a higher gear b) A shift to a higher level, such as of frequency or growth 2. verb a) To shift to a higher gear You can upshift to second gear once the car …   Wiktionary

  • upshift — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ intransitive verb Etymology: up (I) + shift : to shift into a higher automotive gear the car … automatically upshifts to the cruising range as speed increases Report: General Motors Corp. the driver upshifted into second II …   Useful english dictionary

  • upshift — /up shift /, v.i. 1. to shift an automotive transmission or vehicle into a higher gear. v.t. 2. to shift (an automotive transmission or vehicle) into a higher gear. n. 3. an act or instance of upshifting. [1950 55; UP + SHIFT] * * * …   Universalium

  • upshift — verb 1》 change to a higher gear. 2》 increase. noun 1》 a change to a higher gear. 2》 an increase …   English new terms dictionary

  • upshift — up•shift [[t]ˈʌpˌʃɪft[/t]] v. t. cvb aum to shift (an automotive transmission or vehicle) into a higher gear • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

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