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  1. #1
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    "on the rise"

    What does the word-combination "on the rise" mean?

    Not only is illegal drug use on the rise

    Thank you in advance

  2. #2
    susiedqq is offline Key Member
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    Re: "on the rise"

    It means "increase"

    Crime is on the rise in the inner cities.

    PS. Next time you want a definition, put it into a sentence so we can see the context.

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    Re: "on the rise"

    Thank you for advice. I definetely will. :)

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