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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

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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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

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.
See also: by, increase

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

on the increase

Growing, especially in frequency of occurrence, as in Violent crime is on the increase. [Mid-1700s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

on the increase

Increasing, especially in frequency of occurrence: Crime is on the increase.
See also: increase, on
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Those in the increaser group had the next highest adult income (M = $24,300).
The speed increaser was dynamically modelled (Saulescu, 2009), the working point was identified (Jaliu, 2010) and, then, the constructive scheme was obtained (Fig.
A transformative experience occurred in six of the weight decreasers and only two of the weight increasers. For several of the decreasers, the moment was a meeting with a physician, especially being told they were at risk of developing diabetes.
Under the Dyksterhuis model, reversal of plant community retrogression can be achieved by removing the disturbance, namely grazing, and allowing the community to succeed back toward climax.(121) Stated differently, if a site is in poor condition because it has a high proportion of increaser and invader species, that poor condition can be improved by relaxing grazing which will allow the proportion of decreaser species to increase and ultimately make the site more similar to its climax plant community, that is, closer to excellent condition.(122)
increasertoindexer--1 if the state transitions from statutory increaser to indexer status the date new legislation goes into effect and 0 otherwise.
Debre ar Ennis, childrh enr services r manager at Action for Children, r said: "Researchr has reve e aled 55.5% of pupils displaya an increaser in helping, sharing, co-operating, r and volunteering after receiving i the classes.
Everson (1999) found continuous grazing following burning to favor the establishment of increaser II grasses which may explain the frequent occurrence of increaser II species in all the sites (Table 2) as stock was introduced immediately following burning in all the sites.
An interesting feature was the use of the mushroom (Agaricus albolutescens) for treatment of sexual disorders, heart disorders, snake bite, tiger bite, and as an energy increaser. In other areas of Bangladesh surveyed by us so far, we have not observed folk medicinal practitioners of the mainstream population or tribal medicinal practitioners to use any mushroom species for treatment of ailments.
It is put forward that it is the most effective increaser resistance spy between all healing plants and it is thought that it may has positive effects on oxidative stress.
Male/female fertility, indigestion, cow's/goat's milk increaser. 26.
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.
More complete kits also include a stain-and-scale control product, waterline-film control product, pH adjusters, a total alkalinity increaser and chemical test strips.
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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