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up·scale

 (ŭp′skāl′)
adj.
Of, intended for, or relating to high-income consumers: an upscale neighborhood; upscale fashions.
v. (also ŭp-skāl′) up·scaled, up·scal·ing, up·scales
v.tr.
1. To raise to a higher level; upgrade.
2. To increase the resolution of (a video signal).
3. To redesign or market for higher-income consumers: "the upscaling of TV dinners [to] savory, low-calorie entrées" (Bernice Kanner).
v.intr.
1. To make a change in favor of something larger or more expensive: "She upscaled to a three-bedroom out on Boulder Highway" (David Corbett).
2. To become more prosperous: "The neighborhood is changing, upscaling but in an ungainly way" (Carol Anshaw).
3. To increase the resolution of a video signal.

upscale

adj
of or for the upper end of an economic or social scale; up-market
vb
(tr) to increase the scale of

up•scale

(ˈʌpˈskeɪl)

adj.
of, for, or designating people at the upper end of a social or economic scale.
[1970–75, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.upscale - appropriate for people with good incomesupscale - appropriate for people with good incomes; "an upscale neighborhood"; "an upscale motel"
upmarket - designed for consumers with high incomes; "he turned up in well-cut clothes...and upmarket felt hats"- New Yorker
Translations

upscale

adj (US) → anspruchsvoll; goods, productshochwertig; restaurant, hotelder gehobenen Preisklasse