curved or sloped upward: upswept automobile fenders.
combed or brushed upward to the top of the head.
Origin of upswept
First recorded in 1785–95;
past participle of upsweep
[verb uhp-sweep; noun uhp-sweep]
verb (used with object), up·swept, up·sweep·ing.
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.
Origin of upsweep
First recorded in 1885–90; up-
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for upswept
Historical Examples of upswept
Table knife, iron, with incomplete blade originally with upswept and rounded end, but seemingly used after the end was lost.
An upswept arrangement which brought out the bone structure of her face rather well but didn't do much else for her.
British Dictionary definitions for upswept
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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