Run-up meaning

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(chiefly brit.) A preparatory period preceding an important event.
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A substantial, often rapid, increase in cost, price, value, etc.
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(idiomatic) To bring a flag to the top of its flag pole.
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(idiomatic) To make something, usually an item of clothing, very quickly.

I'll run you up a skirt for tomorrow evening.

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(idiomatic) To accumulate a debt.

He ran up over $5,000 in unpaid bills.

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(cricket) The action of running up; the area of the pitch used by the bowler to run up, the start of which he marks with a small marker.
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Alternative spelling of run-up.
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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.

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An often sudden increase.

A run-up in interest rates; a run-up in food prices; a run-up in house values.

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The period of time that leads up an event or occurrence.

The run-up to the championship games.

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(cricket) Of a bowler, to run, or walk up to the bowling crease in order to bowl a ball.
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