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"mark sth up" in British English

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mark sth up

phrasal verb with mark uk   /mɑːk/  us   /mɑːrk/ verb
  • (INCREASE PRICE)

to ​increase the ​price of something: They ​buypaintings at ​auctions, ​mark them up, and then ​resell them at a ​vastprofit to ​collectors. In the ​days of ​hyperinflation, we would ​rush to the ​market as ​soon as we were ​paid and ​buyourweeklygroceries before they were ​marked up. Shares in ​retailbusinesses were ​marked up on the ​news that ​consumerspendingrose last ​month.
  • (WRITE ON)

US to write ​notes on something: Someone had ​marked up the ​book before I got it.
(Definition of mark sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mark sth up

phrasal verb with mark uk   us   /mɑːk/ verb [T]
COMMERCE to ​raise the ​price of something: Suppliers ​mark up the ​pricepaid for ​gas at the border before ​selling it on.
FINANCE, ECONOMICS to ​increase the ​value of something: Shares in the ​company were ​marked up 46p to £13.04.
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(Definition of mark sth up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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