Definition Of upturn


an improvement or upward trend, especially in economic conditions or someone's fortunes.

an upturn in the economy

turn (something) upward or upside down.

a sea of upturned faces

Example Of upturn

  • A family huddles in a room in one photo and others show debris and upturned furniture.

  • A leading hotel group based in York has demonstrated its confidence in an upturn in the fortunes of UK tourism by commissioning a huge extension to its headquarters.

  • Alongside the new housing estates the thriving Rowallan Business Park is the other overt sign of an upturn in economic fortunes.

  • an upturn in the economy

  • ‘Indeed,’ he agreed, lifting his chin to upturn his nose in a pompous manner.

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