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a percentage or amount added to the cost of a commodity to provide the seller with a profit and to cover overheads, costs, etc
an increase in the price of a commodity
the amount of this increase
to add a percentage for profit, overheads, etc, to the cost of (a commodity)
to increase the price of
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