yuppify - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈjʌpɪfaɪ/
present tense
I/you/we/theyyuppify
he/she/ityuppifies
present participleyuppifying
past tenseyuppified
past participleyuppified
  1. to change a place from a place for poor or working-class people to one that is very expensive and popular with yuppies

derived word

yuppification

 

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/ˌjʌpɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]