"on the rise"

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Tvita

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

Not only is illegal drug use on the rise

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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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