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1(of a retailer) increase the indicated price of an item.‘he marks up prized garments by at least 50 per cent’increase, raise, up, put up, hike, hike up, escalateView synonyms
2Annotate or correct text for printing, keying, or typesetting.‘they retyped the articles after the subeditors had marked them up in pencil’
annotate, correct, labelView synonyms
- ‘In the mid '70s, I got involved on the tail end of a really sexy project in publishing, creating a system that allowed editors to take text and mark it up on screen.’
- ‘This new capability will eliminate the need to communicate changes by printing out a copy, marking it up, and faxing it back.’
- ‘And he would put in time reading your stuff and marking it up and making comments on it and so on, which was very useful.’
- ‘I was not in a position to mark it up or to start working on it because I had to check it for correctness.’
- ‘Everyone works with a single document, marking it up with their personal highlighting, notes, and edits.’
- ‘I had remembered to bring my copy, but I had already marked it up with all the comments I was going to make during the talk.’
- ‘Previously, Eminent sent 150-to 500-page study-protocol documents to participating physicians and regulators, who marked them up and mailed them back.’
- ‘I can make the addresses and so on machine readable, I just need to know how to mark them up.’
- ‘These files would be mostly text files, but they would be marked up with a tag language (a subset of SGML called Hypertext Markup language, or HTML).’
- ‘If you needed a brochure, you'd type it on a typewriter, and then literally mark it up with a red pen to tell the typesetter what you wanted it to look like.’
- ‘In addition, a copy of the draft lease was marked up with the proposed changes and returned to the hotel.’
- ‘The contents of the file can be marked up, such as adding color around words.’
- ‘By the time the copy editor got back, marked it up, and sent it down to the subs, it was 10 pm.’
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