I. intransitive verb (upswept; -sweeping) Date: 1791 to sweep upward II. noun Date: circa 1891 1. an upward sweep 2. an upswept hairdo

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  • upsweep — [up′swēp΄; ] for v. [ up swēp′] n. 1. a sweep or curve upward 2. an upswept hairdo vt., vi. upswept, upsweeping to sweep or curve upward …   English World dictionary

  • Upsweep — Als Upsweep wird ein Geräusch bezeichnet, welches seit 1991 durch Hydrophone von der National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration mit Hilfe des Equatorial Pacific Ocean autonomous hydrophone array der U.S. Navy im Pazifischen Ozean registriert …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • upsweep — I. | ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ intransitive verb Etymology: up (I) + sweep : to sweep upward II. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : an upward sweep: a. : the upward curving of the underjaw of an animal (as the …   Useful english dictionary

  • upsweep — v. /up sweep /; n. /up sweep /, v., upswept, upsweeping, n. v.t. 1. to sweep upward. v.i. 2. to be arranged in an upsweep. n. 3. a sweeping upward, as an increase in elevation or a steep slope. 4. a hairdo produced by having the hair combed or… …   Universalium

  • upsweep — verb (upswept, upsweeping) –verb (t) /ʌpˈswip/ (say up sweep) 1. to sweep upwards. –verb (i) /ʌpˈswip/ (say up sweep) 2. to be swept upwards. –noun /ˈʌpswip/ (say upsweep) 3. a sweeping upwards. 4. a steep slope. {up + …   Australian English dictionary

  • upsweep — 1. noun An upward sweep or curve. 2. verb To sweep or curve upwards. See Also: upswept …   Wiktionary

  • upsweep — Synonyms and related words: anabasis, ascension, ascent, clamber, climb, climbing, cock up, elevation, escalade, fountain, gush, gyring up, increase, jet, jump, leap, levitation, mount, mounting, rise, rising, rocketing up, saltation, shooting up …   Moby Thesaurus

  • upsweep — n. sharp rise; hair style in which the hair is pulled to the top of the head v. being pulled upward (about hair); turn upward …   English contemporary dictionary

  • upsweep — up•sweep v. [[t]ʌpˈswip[/t]] n. [[t]ˈʌpˌswip[/t]] v. swept, sweep•ing, n. 1) to sweep upward 2) a sweeping upward, as an increase in elevation or a rise in activity 3) clo an upswept hairdo • Etymology: 1885 …   From formal English to slang

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