Definition of upturn noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈʌptɜːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌptɜːrn//
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[usually singular] upturn (in something) a situation in which something improves or increases over a period of time synonym upswing an upturn in the economy a sharp upturn in the number of tourists visiting the capital Their fortunes have taken an upturn. The restaurant trade is on the upturn. opposite downturnExtra examples Sales are on the upturn. Their fortunes have taken an upturn in recent months. We expect an increase in demand when the economic upturn eventually comes. We expect to be in a good position for the upturn when it comes. a sharp upturn in oil prices
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