From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmark something ↔ up phrasal verb1BBTINCREASE IN NUMBER OR AMOUNTto increase the price of something, so that you sell it for more than you paid for it opp mark downCompact discs may be marked up as much as 80%. →mark-up2WRITEto write notes or instructions for changes on a piece of writing, music etcI have to mark up the pages and send them back to the printer. →mark→ See Verb table
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mark up• The mark is up 2 percent against the dollar from a year earlier.• The marketagreed, marking the shares up 4p at 526p by the closeyesterday.• The market was relieved that the figures were not worse, marking the shares up 7 to 309p yesterday.• He intended to mark it up for a hundred.• It was recently quoted at 1. 4405 marks, up from 1. 4344 marks in New York.• The dollar was quoted at 1. 4403 marks, up from 1. 4344 marks in New York.• It was recently quoted at 1. 4524 marks, up from 1. 4505 marks in late New York tradingMonday.• The problem seems to be that many women are having a tough time making their mark higher up the careerladder.
mark-upˈmark-up British English, markup American English /ˈmɑːkʌp $ ˈmɑːrk-/ noun [countable]BBTan increase in the price of something, especially from the price a shop pays for something to the price it sells it for → mark upThe retailer’s mark-up is 50%.