intr.v. up·shift·ed, up·shift·ing, up·shifts
To shift a motor vehicle into a higher gear.

up′shift′ n.
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vb (tr)
(of vehicles) to move up a gear
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to shift (an automotive transmission or vehicle) into a higher gear.
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The computer-controlled transmission is designed to deliver continuous power and torque versus a manual transmission, which allows it to upshift in 80 milliseconds.
* Its first-in-class 7-speed dual-clutch transmission delivers more consistent power and torque compared to manual transmissions, while its computer-controlled mechanism can upshift as quick as 80 milliseconds - faster than a blink of an eye - making it the most capable Mustang powertrain ever
His gearbox then missed the upshift to fourth out of the Mistral chicane, and he aborted the lap.
Shifting is smooth although it takes a tad longer than it should to upshift; especially from first to second gear even under normal driving situations.
A shift light prompts the driver to upshift upon reaching the rev limit.
As it stands, the priced in probability of a fourth rate hike in 2018 stands at 61.4 per cent, leaving room for an upshift in conviction to boost the US Dollar.
This new hexa-core processor from Intel is claimed to offer considerable upshift in performance over the last 7700HQ processor from last year.
With the dramatic upshift in threats and proliferation of technologies, there is an increasing need to develop cost-effective, cutting edge capabilities that can support operations through enhanced ISR, lethality and mobility.
We "We have seen a dramatic upshift in terror threats, higher than at any seen upshift time in my 34-year career."
He noted a "dramatic upshift" in the threat this year, with successful attacks in London and Manchester that killed 36 people combined.