upturn
I. Date: 1567 transitive verb 1. to turn up or over 2. to direct upward intransitive verb to turn upward II. noun Date: 1864 an upward turn especially toward better conditions or higher prices

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  • upturn — up‧turn [ˈʌptɜːn ǁ ɜːrn] noun [countable] COMMERCE an increase or improvement in the level of something: upturn in • There seems to be no sign of an upturn in business. • The prospects are good for an economic upturn. * * * upturn UK US …   Financial and business terms

  • Upturn — Up*turn , v. t. To turn up; to direct upward; to throw up; as, to upturn the ground in plowing. A sea of upturned faces. D. Webster. [1913 Webster] So scented the grim feature, and upturned His nostril wide into the murky air. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upturn — (n.) 1868, upturned part, from UP (Cf. up) + TURN (Cf. turn). Meaning improvement (especially in economics) is from 1930 …   Etymology dictionary

  • upturn — ► NOUN ▪ an improvement or upward trend. ► VERB (upturned) ▪ turned upwards or upside down …   English terms dictionary

  • upturn — [up tʉrn′; ] for n. [ up′tʉrn΄] vt., vi. to turn up, upward, or over n. an upward turn, curve, or trend upturned adj …   English World dictionary

  • upturn — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ dramatic, sharp ▪ slight ▪ economic VERB + UPTURN ▪ be on (esp. BrE), take …   Collocations dictionary

  • upturn — n. 1) a sharp upturn 2) an upturn in (a sharp upturn in the economy) * * * [ ʌptɜːn] a sharpupturn an upturn in (a sharp upturn in the economy) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • upturn — up|turn [ˈʌptə:n US tə:rn] n an increase in the level of something, especially in business activity upturn in ▪ an upturn in the housing market ▪ an economic upturn …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • upturn — [[t]ʌ̱ptɜː(r)n[/t]] upturns N COUNT: oft N in n If there is an upturn in the economy or in a company or industry, it improves or becomes more successful. They do not expect an upturn in the economy until the end of the year... There has been a… …   English dictionary

  • upturn — / ʌptɜ:n/ noun a movement towards higher sales or profits ● an upturn in the economy ● an upturn in the market …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • upturn — / ʌptɜ:n/ noun a movement towards higher sales or profits ● an upturn in the economy ● an upturn in the market …   Dictionary of banking and finance

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