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English definition of “push sth up/down”

push sth up/down

phrasal verb with push     /pʊʃ/ verb
to cause the amount, number, or value of something to increase or be reduced: Rising demand tends to push prices up, and falling demand pushes them down. The rise in interest rates has pushed up the value of my investments.Increasing and intensifyingBecoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
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