upshift

[uhp-shift]

verb (used without object)

to shift an automotive transmission or vehicle into a higher gear.

verb (used with object)

to shift (an automotive transmission or vehicle) into a higher gear.

noun

an act or instance of upshifting.

Origin of upshift

First recorded in 1950–55; up- + shift
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