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upturn

up·turn

upturn

pronunciation:
uhp tuhrn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: upturned, upturning, upturns
definition 1: to turn over, up, or upward.
definition 2: to upset or throw into disorder; cause upheaval of.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to turn over, up, or upward.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an upward or rising movement or trend.
an upturn in prices
antonyms:
downturn, slump
similar words:
increase