hike up



hike up ‎(third-person singular simple present hikes up, present participle hiking up, simple past and past participle hiked up)

  1. (idiomatic, transitive) To lift; to tug or pull upwards.
    He hiked up his sagging trousers.
  2. (idiomatic, transitive) To raise or increase sharply.
    They tried to make more money by putting lots of salt in the popcorn and hiking up the price of drinks.
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