Meaning of upsweep

up•sweep

Pronunciation: (v.up-swēp'n.up'swēp&sec), [key]
— v., n. -swept, -sweep•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to sweep upward.
—v.i.
  1. to be arranged in an upsweep.
—n.
  1. a sweeping upward, as an increase in elevation or a steep slope.
  2. a hairdo produced by having the hair combed or brushed upward to the top of the head; an upswept hairdo.
  3. a strongly pronounced rise in activity, as in business.
  4. a curved shape of the lower jaw of some animals.
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