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upshift

[uhp-shift]
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verb (used without object)
  1. to shift an automotive transmission or vehicle into a higher gear.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to shift (an automotive transmission or vehicle) into a higher gear.
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noun
  1. an act or instance of upshifting.
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Origin of upshift

First recorded in 1950–55; up- + shift
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