Meaning: in the direction against a stream's current
meaning of the word
Meaning: toward the source or against the current
"We must keep upstream.
Like rowing upstream against a strong downward current
It had been imagined that she "would not know," and would think she was traveling upstream.
And as we got farther and farther upstream, in a dark tangle of rivers, lakes, morasses, and dense forests, with here and there an unexpected long spur running out from the big mountains beyond, I noticed that more and more of these savages had a story about a strange and terrible Woman Land in the high distance.