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increase (something) by (something)

To expand something to a certain extent. Our aggressive new marketing campaign has increased our small company by 25 percent in the past year. What was once a tiny local choir club has increased by leaps and bounds over the years, becoming one of the state's largest organized choir communities.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The supply of food, on an average, remains constant, yet the tendency in every animal to increase by propagation is geometrical; and its surprising effects have nowhere been more astonishingly shown, than in the case of the European animals run wild during the last few centuries in America.
Tire shipments for 2006 are expected to increase by just over 1% compared to 2005, with increases in the replacement tire market offsetting decreases in the OE markets, the Rubber Manufacturers Association said.
Members of Congress did give themselves the right to reject this PBGC increase by a simple up-or-down vote.
For an owner of a Manhattan apartment, Spinola stated that the property tax increase by as much as $3,500 a year, and an owner of a single-family single-family home valued at $300,000 would pay $716 more a year in property taxes.
Under the new law, the limit jumped to $7,000 in 2002 and will increase by $1,000 a year until 2005 when it tops out at $10,000.
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