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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 in the US and UK.
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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.

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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Europe, Japan and, increasingly, China -- not the United States -- are the growing and primary beneficiaries of the energy producers' wealth.
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As a member of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Commission on Sport and the Environment, UNEP advises the IOC Executive Board on environment-related policy and, increasingly, works with bidding cities to refine the environmental component of their bids, monitor how well they have followed through on commitments, and help them raise environmental awareness during the events themselves (UNEP 2004).
Religious Right groups insist that their theological views be reflected in the public school curriculum and are increasingly winning access to your tax dollars for a variety of "faith-based" initiatives.
In short, we practice tax today in an increasingly demanding regulatory environment.
Transportation companies made decisions about routes, rates, and development of new technologies based on a complex calculus of increasingly sophisticated ideas about ridership, 'unregulated capitalism,' and boosterism (Philadelphia hosted the Centennial Exposition in 1876).
The country's general lack of corporate and private interest in art, and therefore of private art funding and sponsorship, puts it at a serious disadvantage compared to other countries, especially at a time when private money dominates the art market and increasingly determines the fate of art institutions.
Segmental technology leadership (WLAN, mobile data services, broadband, consumer electronics, some medical devices, storage, displays--and increasingly biotechnology and drug discovery)
that automatically save e-mail to CD or DVD and then migrating the discs to increasingly centralized optical libraries.
The Russian retail market is becoming increasingly sophisticated and developed," said Mr.
A growing population and an increasingly strong economy, that has outperformed the rest of the world since the late 1990s, have prompted significant changes and the need for new buildings designed to accommodate a range of uses.
The challenge for hospitals is that they increasingly will find themselves in the role of identifying and assessing which new products and technologies should be considered and ultimately adopted within their institutions.
It's becoming increasingly evident that the assisted living industry is well-positioned for a gradual yet strong recovery.
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