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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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Europe, Japan and, increasingly, China -- not the United States -- are the growing and primary beneficiaries of the energy producers' wealth.
The manner in which libraries have provided access to geospatial information has changed significantly in recent years, with analog map and image offerings increasingly being supplemented by or replaced by digital resources.
The debate on the subject will become increasingly difficult as competitiveness becomes a more important factor, since private wealth represents an important source of investment capital.
But the form of output increasingly will be less tangible and hence more easily traded across international borders.
Diseases such as typhoid, dysentery, diarrhea, and cholera became increasingly serious, stimulating the creation of the nation's first state board of health in Massachusetts in 1869.
Coupled with the low default rates previously mentioned, the receivable paper of the industry is looking increasingly attractive to financial investors, as indicated by the study's findings.
Externally-imposed pressures for cost reduction will increasingly be accompanied by internal pressure within health care organizations as risk-sharing reimbursement arrangements become more commonplace.
On the other hand, airline route networks are increasingly dynamic structures that frequently show discontinuous changes.
Van Vree's perspective is built upon Norbert Elias's theory of civilizing processes: the history of meetings is considered within the context of a long-term process of expanding and increasingly dense networks of interdependency.
Behind him, a series of companies were showing off the powerful, increasingly inexpensive tools they've created to capture human motions and map them flawlessly to a computer-generated creature on a screen and from there to a film.
Early 1992 found those of us in economic development increasingly optimistic about the New Jersey's improving economic health.
Increasingly, there is a shift towards a research-based industry, focused on generating new, innovative therapies, supported by improving intellectual property regulations.
economy but is increasingly wary that the spreading global financial crisis could harm the United States.
The region's increasingly diverse population acted out their often antagonistic ethnic, racial or political identities through leisure activities.
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