transitive verb-·scaled·, -·scal·ing
verbup·scaled, up·scal·ing, up·scales
- To raise to a higher level; upgrade.
- To increase the resolution of (a video signal).
- To redesign or market for higher-income consumers: “the upscaling of TV dinners [to] savory, low-calorie entrées” ( Bernice Kanner )
- To make a change in favor of something larger or more expensive: “She upscaled to a three-bedroom out on Boulder Highway” ( David Corbett )
- To become more prosperous: “The neighborhood is changing, upscaling but in an ungainly way” ( Carol Anshaw )
- To increase the resolution of a video signal.
(comparative more upscale, superlative most upscale)
(third-person singular simple present upscales, present participle upscaling, simple past and past participle upscaled)