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on the upgrade

Making progress; increasingly successful. Your career is definitely on the upgrade now that you've gotten that big promotion. As a team, we're certainly on the upgrade—we've already won more games this year than we did all of last year.
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upgrade to (something)

1. To acquire or move up to some better thing, position, rank, location, etc. After I got my tax refund, I decided to upgrade to a much better computer. I'm so happy we upgraded to first class—this is such a better way to fly!
2. To move or improve someone or something to a better or higher rank, position, grade, quality, etc. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "upgrade" and "to." We've been upgrading the entire department to a new state-of-the-art security system. Forecasters have upgraded the storm to a level-three alert. We've upgraded you to the penthouse suite to make up for our error.
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upgrade (someone or something) with (something)

To improve someone or something by providing or implementing something that is better quality or more effective. A noun or pronoun is used between "upgrade" and "to." We have upgraded the entire department with a new state-of-the-art computer system. After I got my tax refund, I decided to upgrade my computer with a more powerful processor.
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upgrade someone or something to something

to raise someone or something to a higher grade or rank. Please upgrade me to first class. They upgraded the terrorist alert status to red.
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upgrade to something

to move up to a higher grade or rank. I would like to upgrade to a first-class seat. Please upgrade me to a better room.
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on the upgrade

improving or progressing.
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on the upgrade

Improving or progressing.
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This might seem to be a less risky strategy than upgrading to a new version, but it actually can be more troublesome.
The effect of PSA levels on GS upgrading has been examined; however, only a few studies have investigated the effect of PSA density on the risk of GS upgrading.
These contradictions cause a scientific problem in developing the methodological aspects of upgrading aircraft in consideration of limited resources.
Still, if you're an intrepid "early adapter," it makes sense to scout out any compatibility issues and the availability of other upgrades before making the upgrading plunge for core software.
As for upgrading, Maeumbaed said, "We've seen tremendous need in the community in the field of computer training."
JOURNEAUX: The biggest challenge to upgrading "legacy" process control systems is capital justification since the industry's capital availability is limited and the underlying measurement technology and control strategies have not evolved greatly since the original systems were installed.
Upgrading extrusion equipment to improve product quality, productivity, and production versatility increasingly seems to be a necessary tactic for success - or just for survival.
Upgrading the path between the childcare centre and Kaleen Plaza along Georgina Crescent
This program, a statewide energy-efficiency program available through New Jersey's electric and gas utility companies, offers incentives for upgrading to high efficiency equipment, providing similar grants for energy-saving upgrades for buildings in designated Smart Growth areas.
Targeting all PC user's, BIOS Wizard will enable the User to determine precise system information regarding the BIOS installed on the system, resulting in reduced compatibility issues and trouble shooting time when installing and/or upgrading a PC with new hardware and/or software.
In any location, whether it be the dense metro, suburban, or rural areas, upgrading physical resources is the key to providing universal broadband services to wide areas that are currently underserved.
There are a number of things to consider before upgrading any software.
* Prices of computers and some peripheral equipment plummeted last year, making it hard to justify not upgrading from those poky old models just because they haven't been fully depreciated.
Barge landing capital upgrades will include continuing to work towards upgrading Maningrida, Gapuwiyak, Galiwinku and Ramingining.
"Upgrading to the next generation of security gives residents and owners confidence in the safety of their buildings and their tenants."