Usage note
This word may also be spelled “upwards” in the senses shown in 2) and 3).
upward
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (ascending)
a. hacia arriba
A big drop in supply has put upward pressure on prices.Una gran caída de la oferta ha ejercido una presión hacia arriba en los precios.
b. ascendente
There has been un upward spiral of executive pay while entry level pay has stagnated.Ha habido una espiral ascendente de pago a los ejecutivos mientras que los salarios de los subalternos se han estancado.
c. al alza
Coffee has recently shown an upward tendency in the commodities market.El café ha mostrado recientemente una tendencia al alza en el mercado de las materias primas.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (with numbers)
a. más
I spent upward of eight hours writing code and I've only completed 16 lines of code.Pasé más de ocho horas escribiendo código y solo he completado 16 líneas.
3. (up)
a. hacia arriba
She looked upward, searching for Mars in the night sky.Miró hacia arriba en busca de Marte en el cielo nocturno.
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upward
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (general)
a. hacia arriba
to look upwardmirar hacia arriba
from £100 upwarda partir de 100 libras
upward ofpor encima de
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upward [ˈʌpwəd]
adjective
[+slope] ascendente; hacia arriba; [+tendency] al alza
upward mobility ascenso (m) social; movilidad (f) social ascendente
adverb
(also upwards)
2 (gen) hacia arriba
face upward boca arriba; to lay sth face upward poner algo boca arriba; to look upward mirar hacia arriba
3 (with numbers)
£50 and upward de 50 libras para arriba; from the age of 13 upward desde los 13 años; upward of 500 más de 500
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