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Princeton's WordNet

  1. runup, run-upnoun

    a substantial increase over a relatively short period of time

    "a runup in interest rates"; "market runups are followed by corrections"

  2. run-upverb

    the approach run during which an athlete gathers speed

  3. run upverb

    pile up (debts or scores)

  4. hoist, run upverb


    "hoist the flags"; "hoist a sail"

  5. sew, run up, sew together, stitchverb

    fasten by sewing; do needlework

  6. chalk up, run upverb

    accumulate as a debt

    "he chalked up $100 in the course of the evening"

  7. run upverb

    make by sewing together quickly

    "run up a skirt"


  1. run-upnoun

    The approach run of a bowler before delivering the ball

    Etymology: From run + up.

  2. run-upnoun

    The approach run of a high jumper or other athlete in order to gather speed or momentum

    Etymology: From run + up.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of run-up in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of run-up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of run-up in a Sentence

  1. Fergal Smith:

    In Canada, the run up in crude oil has also been supportive of the energy sector.

  2. Daniel Morgan:

    FB stock had made a big run-up in anticipation of the report ...so the room for error was low.

  3. David Madden:

    I would just put (today's movement) down to a bit of profit taking before the figures, we've had a good run, up at all-time highs, sentiment is probably positive - the Iranian issue appears to be put to bed - people are just sitting on their hands ahead of the report.

  4. John McCain:

    It's one of these things you just propose amendments to bills and encourage hearings and sooner or later the dam breaks, but I have to tell you ... the power of this maritime lobby is as powerful as anybody or any organization I have run up against in my political career. All I can do is appeal to the patron saint of lost causes and keep pressing and pressing and sooner or later you have to succeed.

  5. Carsten Brzeski:

    In the run-up to a meeting you heard diverging views, but once a decision was taken, the dissidents shut up — until the September meeting.

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