Synonyms for upturn

Grammar : Noun
Spell : verb uhp-turn, uhp-turn; noun uhp-turn
Phonetic Transcription : verb ʌpˈtɜrn, ˈʌpˌtɜrn; noun ˈʌpˌtɜrn

Définition of upturn

Origin :
  • 1868, "upturned part," from up + turn. Meaning "improvement" (especially in economics) is from 1930.
  • noun improvement
Example sentences :
  • But after a' the Kirk was oor ain mither, and what for should the King misca' or upturn her?
  • Extract from : « The Men of the Moss-Hags » by S. R. Crockett
  • The jackal will crouch in your palaces, and the ploughshare will upturn your tombs.
  • Extract from : « Salammbo » by Gustave Flaubert
  • Is it consolidation to resist the force that is threatening to upturn our government?
  • Extract from : « The Works of Daniel Webster, Volume 1 » by Daniel Webster
  • At length the people rose in wrath and began to upturn the government and try to set up a new state of things.
  • Extract from : « The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 1 (of 10) » by James Edward Parrott
  • I expect young McClellan to deal blows, and thus to upturn the Micawber policy.
  • Extract from : « Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 » by Adam Gurowski
  • Instead of forcing the enemy to do what we want, and upturn his schemes, McClellan seemingly does the bidding of Beauregard.
  • Extract from : « Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 » by Adam Gurowski
  • For I had gazed straight down into the upturn'd faces of Captain Settle and his gang.
  • Extract from : « The Splendid Spur » by Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  • In other words, what you wish to point out is that the Commerce Street ramp takes an upturn about half way up the ramp?
  • Extract from : « Warren Commission (12 of 26): Hearings Vol. XII (of 15) » by The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Novelties are for those who seek to upturn the verdicts of past ages by offering something new, rather than what is true.
  • Extract from : « Beacon Lights of History, Volume III » by John Lord
  • But directly came the upturn of February, and poor Borrel was again broken in business, and thrice broken in spirit.
  • Extract from : « Harper's New Monthly Magazine, v. 3, number 18 » by Various

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