Definition of upturn in English:


Line breaks: up¦turn


Pronunciation: /ˈʌptəːn
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, recovery, revival, rally, pickup, comeback, resurgence, renewal, reinvigoration, upswing, advancement, betterment, a turn for the better


Pronunciation: /ʌpˈtəːn
[with object] (usually as adjective upturned) Back to top  
Turn (something) upwards 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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