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move up (2)

Meaning: to move someone to a higher position, a higher level, a higher ranking, etc.

Synonym: raise, promote

For example:

  • move sb up Debbie's teacher said she'd made great progress this term, so she's moving Debbie up to the next grade.

  • move up After winning the French Open, Rafael moved up in the rankings.

Quick Quiz:

Since being moved up to assistant manager, James has been earning
  1. more money
  2. less money
  3. counterfeit money

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