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upswing

[noun uhp-swing; verb uhp-swing]
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noun
  1. an upward swing or swinging movement, as of a pendulum.
  2. a marked increase or improvement: an upswing in stock prices.
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verb (used without object), up·swung, up·swing·ing.
  1. to make or undergo an upswing.
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Origin of upswing

First recorded in 1920–25; up- + swing1
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  • But within the past hundred years it was again on the upswing.

    Plague Ship

    Andre Norton


British Dictionary definitions for upswing

upswing

noun (ˈʌpˌswɪŋ)
  1. economics a recovery period in the trade cycle
  2. an upward swing or movement or any increase or improvement
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verb (ʌpˈswɪŋ) -swings, -swinging or -swung
  1. (intr) to swing or move up
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Word Origin and History for upswing

n.

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

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