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put up wages

This page is about the collocation put up wages

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to increase wages

For example

  • It's time the government put up the minimum wage.

  • When was the last time your company put up the wages they pay their workers?

Note:
Also "put wages up". Similar collocations include "put up salaries", "put salaries up", "put up sb's pay" and "put sb's pay up".

Quick Quiz

When a company puts up wages, their workers are

a. worse off

b. better off

c. laid off

Contributor: Matt Errey