1. 1〔盛り土する〕地上げする build up the ground level with fill
  1. 2〔更地を確保する〕
    • 不動産屋がこの一画の地上げをしている
    • Land brokers are driving the inhabitants out of this area by force and buying up the land.
  1. 地上げ屋a land shark; a speculator who uses strong arm methods to buy up small parcels of land, driving out tenants, and then resells the land in a large block to a developer, usually at a tremendous profit