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jack-up

[jak-uhp] /ˈdʒækˌʌp/
noun, Informal.
1.
an increase or rise:
a recent jack-up in prices.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase jack up
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British Dictionary definitions for jack-up

jack up

verb (adverb)
1.
(transitive) to increase (prices, salaries, etc)
2.
(transitive) to raise an object, such as a car, with or as with a jack
3.
(intransitive) (slang) to inject oneself with a drug, usually heroin
4.
(intransitive) (Austral, informal) to refuse to comply; rebel, esp collectively
5.
(NZ, informal) to initiate, organize, or procure
noun
6.
(NZ) something that has been contrived or achieved by dishonest means
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