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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.
See also: and, bound, increase, leap

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]
See also: increase, on

on the increase

Increasing, especially in frequency of occurrence: Crime is on the increase.
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Those in the increaser group had the next highest probability of high school graduation (p = .
A transformative experience occurred in six of the weight decreasers and only two of the weight increasers.
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.
5% of pupils displaya an increaser in helping, sharing, co-operating, r and volunteering after receiving i the classes.
Diet Doc's specialty prescriptions include diet pills for emotional eating, appetite suppressant, metabolism increaser, fat cell reducer (lipotropic), blood sugar regular and more.
Male/female fertility, indigestion, cow's/goat's milk increaser.
The turbine assembly consists of a Turgo turbine, a planetary speed increaser with deformable element that was proposed by the authors (Jaliu, 2009) and a generator.
In some instances, a separate reciprocating prime mover can be connected through a speed increaser to a centrifugal compressor, but those applications are limited due to cost and complexity.
Increaser species included natives and exotics, with buffel grass, Cenchrus ciliaris, a prominent exotic increaser at one gradient.
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