Definition of Run Up in English :

Define Run Up in English

Run Up meaning in English

Meaning of Run Up in English

Pronunciation of Run Up in English

Run Up pronunciation in English

Pronounce Run Up in English

Run Up

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1. run up

pile up (debts or scores)

2. hoist, run up


Example Sentences:
'hoist the flags'
'hoist a sail'

3. run up, sew, sew together, stitch

fasten by sewing; do needlework

4. chalk up, run up

accumulate as a debt

Example Sentences:
'he chalked up $100 in the course of the evening'

5. run up

make by sewing together quickly

Example Sentences:
'run up a skirt'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.

Run Up

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verb (tr, adverb)
to amass or accumulate; incur
to run up debts
to make by sewing together quickly
to run up a dress
to hoist
to run up a flag
noun run-up
an approach run by an athlete for a long jump, pole vault, etc
a preliminary or preparatory period
the run-up to the election
the period of time just before an event
in the run-up to the elections
The issue of the monarchy is complicating politics in the run-up to the elections.
in the run-up to Christmas
The company believes the products will sell well in the run-up to Christmas.
the run made by a player or athlete, for example before throwing a ball or a javelin, or before jumping
When I began to compete, I struggled with my run-up.

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers

Run Up

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to raise, rise, make, or build rapidly
to let (bills, debts, etc.) accumulate
to sew with a rapid succession of stitches
1.  Chiefly British
a preparatory period preceding an important event
2.  US
a substantial, often rapid, increase in cost, price, value, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Run Up

see synonyms of run up
1. An often sudden increase: a run-up in interest rates; a run-up in food prices; a run-up in house values.
2. The period of time that leads up an event or occurrence: the run-up to the championship games.

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