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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.
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increase by leaps and bounds

To expand or grow rapidly or by very large degrees. Our small company has been increasing by leaps and bounds over the past year, thanks in no small part to our aggressive new marketing campaign. 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 in (something)

To develop a particular quality or aptitude over time. Bobby has increased in maturity so much this summer—he's not the troublemaker he once was.
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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) from (something)

To expand something or make it larger. We really need to increase this photo from an 8x10—is that possible? You really need to increase your 401k contribution from a measly $20 a month.
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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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Studies indicate that job loss places people at increased risk of poor mental health in terms of increased depression, anxiety, minor psychiatric morbidity, and decreased self-esteem and life satisfaction (Caplan, Vinokur, Price, & van Ryn, 1989).
From 1995 to 2000, average real estate taxes went from $5.70 psf to $6.72 psf, an 18% increase and for the period from 2000 to 2005, they increased by 21%.
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Pitts says that since the start-up, the mill's production and efficiencies have increased at its Louisiana and Tennessee plants.
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Moving past traditional surface recording, there is increased activity in vertical or perpendicular recording.
If the cells reproduced but could not function, a person would clearly receive no benefit from an increased CD4 T cell count.
An opposite trend was seen for shakeout in which an increase in shakeout time increased the dimensional variation in the cope, decreased variation slightly across the parting line and decreased it more in the drag.
Since the 19608, [ILLEGIBLE TEXT] incidence of malaria has increased dramatically because of massive population movements to colonize new territory.
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subsidiaries of foreign companies increased substantially in 1992, according to a study by the Barents Group LLC of KPMG Peat Marwick, Washington, D.C.
Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 4.5 percent after increasing 4.0 percent in the third quarter and 4.1 percent in the second (chart 1 and table 1).(1)
If a shareholder has made more than one loan to a small business corporation, the basis reduction is applied to each loan in the same proportion that the basis of each loan bears to the aggregate bases of the total indebtedness owed to the shareholder by the corporation.(3) To the extent that such losses exceed both the shareholder's stock and debt basis, they can be carried forward indefinitely and used in a later tax year when stock or debt basis is increased.(4)
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