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drive a/the/(something's) price up
To cause the price of something to increase. Having this fancy new restaurant in our neighborhood should drive all of our house prices up.
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drive a price upand force something up
to force the price of something upwards. Someone is buying a lot of gold and driving the price up. They are driving up the price.
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