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up•scale



Pronunciation: (
adj.up'skāl';
v.up-skāl';
n.up'skāl"),
[key]
adj., v., -scaled, -scal•ing,
n.
Informal.

adj.
1. located at, moving toward, or of or for the upper end of a social or economic scale: The boutique caters to upscale young career people.
2. luxurious, costly, or elegant.

v.t.
to improve the quality, value, or rating of: a five-year plan to upscale the neighborhood.

n.
(used with a pl. v.) elegant, elite, privileged persons collectively (usually prec. by the): shops that only the upscale can afford to patronize.

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

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