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While some teams have successfully incorporated Indigenous people into conversations about inclusion and representation, others continue to swim upstream in a constant search for endorsement.

Automation threatens 50% of upstream energy jobs in the province, according to an August report by EY.

From Fortune

Providing more integrated campaigns that tie in different capabilities moves publishers further upstream, closer to the decision making, rather than working ad hoc on campaigns.

From Digiday

Dopamine, for example, only grabs onto the downstream neurons for a bit before it returns back to its upstream neuron—that is, recycled or destroyed.

Rather, synapses between two neurons change how often they’ll talk to each other—if an upstream neuron reliably passes on information to its downstream partner, then the two are “connected.”

You wanted to be upstream with the artists, not downstream with the consumers.

The young men and women who went there drank like upstream salmon and studied in between switching kegs at kegger parties.

You don't pay them, they usually make a gift to the cause so it's like the river is running upstream on this one.

And his air of having the inside line has clearly won over admirers upstream as well as down.

Melissa Lion is the author of two novels, Swollen and Upstream, both published by Random House.

Tom cast off and Ruth pushed the boat's nose upstream, then settled herself to one of the oars while Uncle Jabez took the other.

So he kept on, posting the last of the mermen in his mental relay well away from the city, but swimming upstream himself.

After fifteen minutes Hal directed that the skipper take his boat far enough upstream to make up for the drift.

There's a craft moving out from the American shore, about a mile upstream, isn't there!

It was evident that those aboard the craft upstream had made out the pursuing motor boat.


On this page you'll find 60 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to upstream, such as: ambitious, arduous, burdensome, challenging, crucial, and demanding.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.