bid-up

[ bid-uhp ]
/ ˈbɪdˌʌp /

noun

the act or an instance of increasing the price of something by forcing the bidding upward.
the amount of such increase: a bid-up of 100 percent in the last year.

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Origin of bid-up

First recorded in 1860–65; noun use of verb phrase bid up
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