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noun [countable] mainly journalism American English pronunciation: upswing /ˈʌpˌswɪŋ/ 
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pluralupswings
  1. an increase or improvement in something

    The economy seems to be on the upswing.

    upswing in:

    an upswing in the value of the yen

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