1. in a way that increases by ten






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a tenfold increase/profit/return

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Tenfold is an adjective and an adverb meaning ten times greater or 10 times bigger. This is an expression you might hear more in formal contexts.

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  1. The country's economy has grown tenfold since the peace agreement was signed, ending a costly five-year war with their neighbours.
  2. Our bills have gone up tenfold since we moved to the city and had two children.

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  1. At the AGM this evening, the Board are expected to announce a tenfold increase in the company's profits compared to last year. It has been quite a turnaround!
  2. Brian persuaded investors that if they each put a small sum of money into his business, he would pay them back tenfold within five years. The whole thing turned out to be a swindle. 

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