hike up

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hike up (third-person singular simple present hikes up, present participle hiking up, simple past and past participle hiked up)

  1. (idiomatic, transitive) To lift; to tug or pull upwards.
    He hiked up his sagging trousers.
  2. (idiomatic, transitive) To raise or increase sharply; to hike.
    They tried to make more money by putting lots of salt in the popcorn and hiking up the price of drinks.