upswing
noun Date: 1922 1. an upward swing 2. a marked increase or improvement <
a dramatic upswing in profits
>
— often used in the phrase on the upswing <
her career is on the upswing
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • upswing — n. /up swing /; v. /up swing /, n., v., upswung, upswinging. n. 1. an upward swing or swinging movement, as of a pendulum. 2. a marked increase or improvement: an upswing in stock prices. v.i. 3. to make or undergo an upswing. [1920 25; UP +… …   Universalium

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