upturn


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up·turn

 (ŭp′tûrn′, ŭp-tûrn′)
v. up·turned, up·turn·ing, up·turns
v.tr.
1. To turn up or over: upturn the soil.
2. To upset; overturn.
3. To direct upward: upturned their gaze.
v.intr.
To turn over or up.
n. (ŭp′tûrn′)
An upward movement, curve, or trend, as in business activity.

upturn

vb
1. to turn or cause to turn up, over, or upside down
2. (tr) to create disorder
3. (tr) to direct upwards
n
4. an upward turn, trend, or improvement
5. an upheaval or commotion

up•turn

(v. ʌpˈtɜrn, ˈʌpˌtɜrn; n. ˈʌpˌtɜrn)

v.t.
1. to turn up or over.
2. to direct or turn upward.
v.i.
3. to turn up or upward.
n.
4. an upward turn, as in prices or business.

upturn


Past participle: upturned
Gerund: upturning

Imperative
upturn
upturn
Present
I upturn
you upturn
he/she/it upturns
we upturn
you upturn
they upturn
Preterite
I upturned
you upturned
he/she/it upturned
we upturned
you upturned
they upturned
Present Continuous
I am upturning
you are upturning
he/she/it is upturning
we are upturning
you are upturning
they are upturning
Present Perfect
I have upturned
you have upturned
he/she/it has upturned
we have upturned
you have upturned
they have upturned
Past Continuous
I was upturning
you were upturning
he/she/it was upturning
we were upturning
you were upturning
they were upturning
Past Perfect
I had upturned
you had upturned
he/she/it had upturned
we had upturned
you had upturned
they had upturned
Future
I will upturn
you will upturn
he/she/it will upturn
we will upturn
you will upturn
they will upturn
Future Perfect
I will have upturned
you will have upturned
he/she/it will have upturned
we will have upturned
you will have upturned
they will have upturned
Future Continuous
I will be upturning
you will be upturning
he/she/it will be upturning
we will be upturning
you will be upturning
they will be upturning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been upturning
you have been upturning
he/she/it has been upturning
we have been upturning
you have been upturning
they have been upturning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been upturning
you will have been upturning
he/she/it will have been upturning
we will have been upturning
you will have been upturning
they will have been upturning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been upturning
you had been upturning
he/she/it had been upturning
we had been upturning
you had been upturning
they had been upturning
Conditional
I would upturn
you would upturn
he/she/it would upturn
we would upturn
you would upturn
they would upturn
Past Conditional
I would have upturned
you would have upturned
he/she/it would have upturned
we would have upturned
you would have upturned
they would have upturned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.upturn - an upward movement or trend as in business activityupturn - an upward movement or trend as in business activity
improvement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"

upturn

noun rise, increase, boost, improvement, recovery, revival, advancement, upsurge, upswing There has been a modest upturn in most parts of the industry.

upturn

noun
Translations

upturn

A. [ˈʌptɜːn] N (= improvement) → mejora f, aumento m (in de) (Econ etc) → repunte m
B. [ʌpˈtɜːn] VT (= turn over) → volver hacia arriba; (= overturn) → volcar

upturn

[ˈʌptɜːrn] n (in economy, demand)reprise f
an upturn in demand → une reprise de la demande

upturn

vtumdrehen
n (fig: = improvement) → Aufschwung m

upturn

[ˈʌpˌtɜːn] n (fig) (improvement) → ripresa; (in value of currency) → rialzo; (in luck) → svolta favorevole
References in classic literature ?
On the sidewalk at the corner of the house Policeman Cleary was standing with one ear upturned, listening to the crash of household utensils.
Great warm splashes of rain fell on our upturned faces.
She had noted this and that nearly always they were stooped low over their work, the hideous eyes bent upon the upturned soil.
The cudgel was swinging in the arc which ended upon my upturned face when a bolt of myriad-legged horror hurled itself through the doorway full upon the breast of my executioner.
Glinda leaned forward and kissed the sweet, upturned face of the loving little girl.
There, almost at our feet, lay the dead body of a man, the face upturned and white in the moonlight!
If the seaman loosens one knot, then he has a good wind; if a second, then it blows pretty stiffly; if he undoes the third and fourth, then it rages so that the forests are upturned. Will you give the little maiden a potion, that she may possess the strength of twelve men, and vanquish the Snow Queen?"
Again, a minute bit of bark has been upturned by the scraping hand, and the direction of the break indicates the direction of the passage.
Then the blazing eye swept onward across the burnished domes and graceful minarets, down into court and park and garden to pause at last upon the ersite bench and the girl standing there beside it, her face upturned full toward the flier.
I became aware of him as a seated figure in soot-smudged shirt sleeves, and with his upturned, clean- shaven face staring at a faint flickering that danced over the sky.
Her dress, which was that of the women of Epirus, consisted of a pair of white satin trousers, embroidered with pink roses, displaying feet so exquisitely formed and so delicately fair, that they might well have been taken for Parian marble, had not the eye been undeceived by their movements as they constantly shifted in and out of a pair of little slippers with upturned toes, beautifully ornamented with gold and pearls.
"Now El Emanu!" slowly and with upturned eyes ejaculated the trio, as, letting go their hold, the emancipated porker tumbled headlong among the Philistines, "El Emanu!-God be with us it is the unutterable flesh!"