upthrow

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English upthrowen, equivalent to up- +‎ throw.

Verb[edit]

upthrow (third-person singular simple present upthrows, present participle upthrowing, simple past upthrew, past participle upthrown)

  1. (archaic, poetic) To throw or cast upwards.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, II.29:
      For fifty tons of water were upthrown / By them per hour [...].
  2. (geology, transitive) To throw up (a mass of material) from below, causing a fault.
  3. (geology, intransitive, of a mass of material) To be thrown up from below, causing a fault.

Noun[edit]

upthrow (plural upthrows)

  1. (geology) A fault in which a mass of material has been thrown up from below.

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