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pay rise

noun [C]
 
 
UK (US pay raise)
HR, WORKPLACE an increase in the amount of money you earn for doing your job: annual/average pay rises of over 3% a big/huge/substantial pay riseask for/demand/seek a pay rise The union is asking for a pay rise of just above 2%.be given/get/receive a pay rise We do not expect to get a pay rise this year.
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