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upthrow

[ noun uhp-throh; verb uhp-throh ]
/ noun ˈʌpˌθroʊ; verb ʌpˈθroʊ /
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noun

an upheaval, as of the earth's surface.
Geology. an upward displacement of rock on one side of a fault.

verb (used with object), up·threw, up·thrown, up·throw·ing.

to throw or cast up or upward.

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Origin of upthrow

First recorded in 1590–1600; up- + throw
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British Dictionary definitions for upthrow

upthrow
/ (ˈʌpˌθrəʊ) /

noun

geology the upward movement of rocks on one side of a fault plane relative to rocks on the other side
rare an upward thrust or throw; upheaval
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