Definition of Run-up

1. Noun. A substantial increase over a relatively short period of time. "Market runups are followed by corrections"

Exact synonyms: Runup
Generic synonyms: Increase



2. Noun. The approach run during which an athlete gathers speed.

Definition of Run-up

1. Noun. (cricket) The approach run of a bowler before delivering the ball ¹

2. Noun. The approach run of a high jumper or other athlete in order to gather speed or momentum ¹

3. Noun. (British) A period of time just before an important event. ¹

4. Noun. An increase in the value or amount of something ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Run-up

run-ins
run-length encoding
run-length encodings
run-o'-the-mill
run-of-the-mill
run-of-the-mine
run-off
run-on
run-on sentence
run-on sentences
run-ons
run-resistant
run-through
run-time
run-time error
run-up (current term)
run-ups
run a bath
run a mile
run a red light
run a risk
run about
run across
run afoul
run afoul of
run after
run aground
run along
run amok
run and gun

Literary usage of Run-up

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1. The Physical Geography of the Sea by Matthew Fontaine Maury (1855)
"Some Currents run up bill, 237.—Currents of the Red Sea, 238.—Top of that Sea an inclined Plane, 240.—How an under Current from it is generated, 245. ..."

2. The Physical Geography of the Sea by Matthew Fontaine Maury (1855)
"Some Currents run up hill, 237.—Currents of the Red Sea, 238.—Top of that Sea an inclined Plane, 240.—How an under Current from it is generated, 245. ..."

3. Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle by Jane Welsh Carlyle (1883)
"Meanwhile, ' the duty nearest hand ' is to get on the stair- carpet that he may run up and down more softly. LETTER 58. From the Dunbar expedition I seem to ..."

4. The Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare (1887)
"... taken to delude him into the notion that he is a lord will not make him essentially other than ' Old Sly's son, of Burton Heath,' who has run up so long ..."

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