bump up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] informal
present tense
I/you/we/theybump up
he/she/itbumps up
present participlebumping up
past tensebumped up
past participlebumped up
  1. 1
    to increase something

    She’s doing some teaching in the evenings to bump up her income.

  2. 2
    [usually passive] American to move someone to a better position or job
See also main entry: bump