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  • verb intransitive To increase rapidly to a new value.
  • verb transitive To increase (something) rapidly to a new value; to cause (something) to ramp up.
  • verb intransitive To start up; to be in an initial phase of rapid increase.
  • verb transitive, management To start (something) up; to cause (something) to ramp up.

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  • verb bolster or strengthen


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  • "Increase, as with activity or production."

    June 6, 2009