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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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He raised the roof with the second goal after 71 minutes when he took the ball 30 yards out and struck it home from the edge of the box.
com/ raised the roof on Saturday, 13 January, when it staged a public signing with a trio of stars from Major League Baseball's Boston Red Sox.
And the boys from the Gwent Valleys raised the roof with renditions of "Super Joe".
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.
RAISING awareness for racism issues in Scotland (Rock Against Racism), young pup Paolo Nutini also nearly raised the roof of The Tait Hall with a brief but highly enjoyable set.
And despite Arsenal's swanky new ground in North London, the new surroundings haven't exactly raised the roof.
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.