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upturn Syllabification: up·turn

Definition of upturn in English:


Pronunciation: /ˈəpˌtərn/
An improvement or upward trend, especially in economic conditions or someone’s fortunes: an upturn in the economy
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  • Take-up across the European office markets remains weak with little improvement expected before an upturn in economic fortunes.
  • Many assumed that an upturn in economic conditions would lead to an improvement in immigration policies, but they were mistaken.
  • Alongside the new housing estates the thriving Rowallan Business Park is the other overt sign of an upturn in economic fortunes.
improvement, upswing, turn for the better;
recovery, revival, rally, resurgence, increase, rise, hike, jump, leap, upsurge, boost, escalation


Pronunciation: /ˈəpˌtərn/
[with object] (usually as adjective upturned) Back to top  
Turn (something) upward or upside down: a sea of upturned faces
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  • They upturned four tubs and all the flowers were thrown about.
  • Grandpa, a war hero, is wheeled daily to locations where his medals and upturned hat promote a torrent of coins.
  • It is a charming place, and my only regret is that a masculine woman with blazer and upturned shirt collars prevented me from going before.
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