upswing

[ noun uhp-swing; verb uhp-swing ]
/ noun ˈʌpˌswɪŋ; verb ʌpˈswɪŋ /

noun

an upward swing or swinging movement, as of a pendulum.
a marked increase or improvement: an upswing in stock prices.

verb (used without object), up·swung, up·swing·ing.

to make or undergo an upswing.

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Origin of upswing

First recorded in 1920–25; up- + swing1
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upswing


noun (ˈʌpˌswɪŋ)

economics a recovery period in the trade cycle
an upward swing or movement or any increase or improvement

verb (ʌpˈswɪŋ) -swings, -swinging or -swung

(intr) to swing or move up
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Word Origin and History for upswing

upswing


n.

1922, in golf, from up + swing (n.). Sense in economics is attested from 1934.

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