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push sth up/down

verb uk phrasal verb with push   /pʊʃ/ us  
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.
Translations of “push sth up/down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使增加/減少…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使增加/减少…
(Definition of push sth up/down from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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