bid-up

bid-up

[bid-uhp]
noun
1.
the act or an instance of increasing the price of something by forcing the bidding upward.
2.
the amount of such increase: a bid-up of 100 percent in the last year.

Origin:
1860–65; noun use of verb phrase bid up

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