[ verb uhp-sweep; noun uhp-sweep ]
/ verb ʌpˈswip; noun ˈʌpˌswip /
verb (used with object), up·swept, up·sweep·ing.
to sweep upward.
verb (used without object), up·swept, up·sweep·ing.
to be arranged in an upsweep.
a sweeping upward, as an increase in elevation or a steep slope.
a hairdo produced by having the hair combed or brushed upward to the top of the head; an upswept hairdo.
a strongly pronounced rise in activity, as in business.
a curved shape of the lower jaw of some animals.
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Example sentences from the Web for upsweep
"Somewhere I've heard your voice," she said with the upsweep of her lashes.Contrary Mary|Temple Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for upsweep
a curve or sweep upwards
US and Canadian an upswept hairstyle
verb (ʌpˈswiːp) -sweeps, -sweeping or -swept
to sweep, curve, or brush or be swept, curved, or brushed upwards
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