Meaning of “upwards” in the English Dictionary

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"upwards" in British English

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upwardsadverb

uk /ˈʌp.wədz/ us /ˈʌp.wɚdz/ mainly UK US usually upward

C1 towards a higher position, level, or value:

She turned her face upwards to the sun.
The cost of completion has been revised upwards again due to inflation.
Opposite

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  • House prices have started moving upwards again.
  • He pointed upwards.
  • A small bird flapped its wings furiously and flew upwards.
  • Buyers still outnumber sellers and are pushing prices upwards.
  • The blaze swept rapidly upwards and engulfed the five-storey building.

(Definition of “upwards” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"upwards" in Business English

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upwardsadverb

uk /ˈʌpwədz/ us US usually upward

towards a higher position, level, or value:

The UK's export figures are expected to be revised upwards next month.

(Definition of “upwards” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)