WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
up•turn /ˈʌpˌtɝn/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Businessan upward turn, as in prices or business.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
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.

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

  1. chaos or extreme disorder, as in society;
    an upheaval.
  2. Businessan upward turn, or a changing and rising movement, as in prices or business.
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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