put up wages

This page is about the collocation put up wages

collocation pattern: verb + noun


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?

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