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Raise

An increase in one's wages or salary. A company may offer a raise for seniority, exceptional work performance or some other reason. Some raises are automatic, especially to account for the cost of living, while others must be requested or earned. In the UK, a raise is sometimes called a rise.
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They raised the roof at the Reddicap Tavern, Hollyfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, to raise funds for the new burns unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital, in Steelhouse Lane.
Ding Junhui raised the roof at Beijing's Haidian Stadium and delighted an estimated TV audience of 100million by beating Stephen Hendry to win the China Open.
Geordie duo Ant and Dec raised the roof and more than pounds 54,000 at the first Northern Stars Charity Ball this month in aid of Just for Kids.
But coach Clive Woodward raised the roof of the changing room in fury when the Wasps back row star came through the door.
Mardle almost raised the roof off the Circus Tavern when he produced that marvellous opening checkout.
EVEN by Barrowland standards, the crowd were up for it and they raised the roof when Leo Moran revealed the event was being recorded for a live album.
He was back in the lineup Saturday night, so he raised the roof instead.