Pronunciation: /ˈʌptəːn /
- An improvement or upward trend, especially in economic conditions or someone’s fortunes: an upturn in the economyMore example sentences
- 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.
Pronunciation: /ʌpˈtəːn /[with object] (usually as adjective upturned) Back to top
- Turn (something) upwards or upside down: a sea of upturned facesMore example sentences
- 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.