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Definition of upscale verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    upscale

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈskeɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈskeɪl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they upscale
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈskeɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈskeɪl//
     
    he / she / it upscales
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈskeɪlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈskeɪlz//
     
    past simple upscaled
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈskeɪld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈskeɪld//
     
    past participle upscaled
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈskeɪld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈskeɪld//
     
    -ing form upscaling
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈskeɪlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈskeɪlɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1upscale something to make something better, bigger or more powerful The pilot project will begin in three areas and then be upscaled to the entire state.
  2. 2upscale something to change a product so that it will be used or bought by people who have more money or belong to a higher social class The complimentary snacks at the bar have been upscaled.