WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
up•turn /ˈʌpˌtɝn/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]

    Businessan upward turn, as in prices or business.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
up•turn  (v. up tûrn, uptûrn′;n. uptûrn′), 
  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.

  • to turn up or upward:Her eyes upturned to see his face.

  • n. 
  • chaos or extreme disorder, as in society;
    an upheaval.
  • Businessan upward turn, or a changing and rising movement, as in prices or business.
  • Etymology:1300–50;
    Middle English: to overturn;
    see up-, turn

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    upturn vb /ʌpˈtɜːn/
    1. to turn or cause to turn up, over, or upside down
    2. (transitive) to create disorder
    3. (transitive) to direct upwards
    n /ˈʌpˌtɜːn/
    1. an upward turn, trend, or improvement
    2. an upheaval or commotion

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