[ uhp-swept ]
/ ˈʌpˌswɛpt /
curved or sloped upward: upswept automobile fenders.
combed or brushed upward to the top of the head.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of upswept
First recorded in 1785–95; past participle of upsweep
Words nearby upswept
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Example sentences from the Web for upswept
An upswept arrangement which brought out the bone structure of her face rather well but didn't do much else for her.Legacy|James H Schmitz
Table knife, iron, with incomplete blade originally with upswept and rounded end, but seemingly used after the end was lost.Contributions From the Museum of History and Technology|Ivor Noel Hume