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up•sweep



Pronunciation: (
v.up-swēp';
n.up'swēp"),
[key]
v., -swept, -sweep•ing,
n.


v.t.
to sweep upward.

v.i.
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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