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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 problems reportedly include jerks during gearshifts, slow gear changes, engine occasionally revving to 4,000 rpm before shifting and a sudden drop in engine speed, while upshifting from fourth to fifth gear.
In sport mode, the shifts are more prominent and the system holds a gear for a longer duration before upshifting.
The schematic diagram displays the vehicle starting with the 2nd gear and upshifting to the 4th gear continuously.