on the rise

on the rise

1. Ascending in power, status, influence, etc. The small company has been on the rise over the last few years. If it continues at this pace, it is poised to become one of the richest companies in the world in five years' time. A new extremist movement has been on the rise in parts of Europe recently.
2. Happening more frequently. Infant mortality has been on the rise over the last decade, despite a push to counter it. A new extremist movement has been on the rise in parts of Europe recently.
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on the rise

Fig. increasing in frequency or intensity. The number of auto thefts in Cook County is on the rise again.
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