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on the increase

Increasing or growing steadily or rapidly. Infection rates are on the increase in the area due to inadequate access to clean water. Demand for the unusual cheese has been on the increase ever since it was featured on a popular cooking show in the US and UK.
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increase by leaps and bounds

Fig. to increase or grow by large increments. (See also gain by leaps and bounds.) The price of our stock is increasing by leaps and bounds.
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increase in something

to grow or expand in some quality. He increased in stature and wisdom. The tree increased in size every year.
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increase something by something

to enlarge something by an amount or degree. They increased the size of the house by two hundred square feet. The engine size on the new model has been increased by a small amount.
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increase something (from something) (to something)

to enlarge something from something to something bigger; to enlarge something from one size to a larger size. We plan to increase sales from four million to six million dollars. I increased my bid to two thousand from one thousand.

on the increase

Growing, especially in frequency of occurrence, as in Violent crime is on the increase. [Mid-1700s]
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on the increase

Increasing, especially in frequency of occurrence: Crime is on the increase.
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The percentage of consumer debt increasers in the FRBNY-CCP has passed through four distinct phases (Chart 3).
Those in the increaser group had the next highest probability of high school graduation (p = .
The group included 10 weight increasers (6 males and 4 females) with an average body mass index (BMI) of 38 kg/[m.
Simple attachment of a 1:5 speed increaser handpiece, for example, delivers bur speed up to 200,000 rpm.
After his accession as King Charles I, James's son remained committed to the Garter ceremonies, and became "the greatest Increaser of the Honour and Renown of this most Illustrious Order.
Norquist stated that the negative comments were inappropriate because Friedman now supports tax cuts, though he ``did have a lot of bad friends, he has associated with a known tax increaser.
Cranberry Seed Extract INCI name: vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) fruit extract Applications: antioxidant, exfoliant, viscosity increaser, visual appearance Comments: Mild cranberry taste, aroma.
Among the 2001 winning tools are a ladder increaser to make a stepladder safer to use on uneven surfaces, a pedal-powered lawnmower and a tool to allow for easy trimming and grooming of livestock.
The turbocharger compressor overcomes the impact of these flow restrictions by acting as a "pressure increaser.
The first component also includes an interior layer containing an opacity increaser that is 20-90 weight percent of the first component.
Increaser Species Decreaser Species Acer rubrum (+7) Carya texana (-3) Baccharis halimifolia (+5) Cornus florida (-1) Callicarpa americana (+14) Crataegus crus-galli (-6) Carpinus caroliniana (+1) Crataegus marshallii (-9) Carya cordiformis (+1) Ilex vomitoria (-7) Gelsemium sempervirens (+28) Pinus echinata (-1) Liquidambar styraciflua) (+17) Pinus taeda (-25) Loncera japonica (+5) Quercus alba (-1) Myrica cerifera (+27) Quercus falcata (+26) Quercus nigra (+9) Quercus stellata (+13) Rhus copallina (+9) Rhus glabra (+6) Rubus spp.
Dyksterhuis proposed that the degree of grazing disturbance on a site could be quantitatively assessed by determining the percentage of the plant community composed of decreaser species,(115) increaser species,(116) and invader species.
Some of the needs identified by stakeholders included the Unemployment of TVET graduates; Skills enhancement Training of Instructors; Need of inter-agency support and coordination; Need of additional courses offered like swimming, diving, snorkeling and tour guiding; Need to increaser assessment fees to encourage assessment centers to operate; Pirating of TVET trainers by Dep Ed; and inadequate tools and equipment of training centers and other TVET providers.
5% of pupils displaya an increaser in helping, sharing, co-operating, r and volunteering after receiving i the classes.
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