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Meaning of upturn

up•turn

Pronunciation: (v.up-tûrn', up'tûrn"n.up'tûrn"), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to turn up or over: The farmer upturned clumps of sod with his spade.
  2. to cause disorder; upheave: The storm upturned the town.
  3. to direct or turn upward: She upturned her face toward heaven and prayed.
—v.i.
  1. to turn up or upward: Her eyes upturned to see his face.
—n.
  1. chaos or extreme disorder, as in society; an upheaval.
  2. an upward turn, or a changing and rising movement, as in prices or business.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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