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phrasal verb [transitive] informal
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present tense
I/you/we/theybump up
he/she/itbumps up
present participlebumping up
past tensebumped up
past participlebumped up

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  1. 1
    to increase something

    We expect interest rates to be bumped up another quarter point.

  2. 2
    [usually passive] American to move someone to a better position or job

    We were bumped up to first class when two seats became available.

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