Meaning of “pump sth up” in the English Dictionary

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"pump sth up" in British English

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pump sth up

phrasal verb with pump uk /pʌmp/ us /pʌmp/ verb

to fill something with air using a pump:

Have you pumped up the balloons yet?
I must pump the tyres up on my bike.

informal to increase something by a large amount:

The US was able to pump up exports.
Let's pump up the volume a bit!

(Definition of “pump sth up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pump sth up" in Business English

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pump sth up

phrasal verb with pump uk /pʌmp/ us verb [ I or T ]

to increase the price or the amount of something:

For corporations these measures can reduce costs and pump up the bottom line.
They have simply pumped up prices to cover the additional costs.
The new beach development plans could pump up tourist revenue in the summer.

(Definition of “pump sth up” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)