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English definition of “up”


verb [T] (INCREASE)    /ʌp/ (-pp-) informal
to increase something such as a price : We won't be able to make a profit on the deal without upping the sale price . It looks like tax rates are going to be upped again.Value and price increases
(Definition of up verb (INCREASE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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