move up (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. more money

b. less money

c. counterfeit money

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