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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.
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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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