The definition of a run up is a sudden increase, particularly in terms of price.
An example of run up is a quick improvement in the stock market.
- Chiefly Brit. a preparatory period preceding an important event
- a substantial, often rapid, increase in cost, price, value, etc.
- An often sudden increase: a run-up in interest rates; a run-up in food prices; a run-up in house values.
- The period of time that leads up an event or occurrence: the run-up to the championship games.
(third-person singular simple present runs up, present participle running up, simple past ran up, past participle run up)
- (cricket) of a bowler, to run, or walk up to the bowling crease in order to bowl a ball.
- (idiomatic) To bring a flag to the top of its flag pole.
- (idiomatic) To make something, usually an item of clothing, very quickly.
- I'll run you up a skirt for tomorrow evening.
- (idiomatic) To accumulate a debt.
- He ran up over $5,000 in unpaid bills.
(plural run ups)
- Alternative spelling of run-up.