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run up

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Noun run up has 2 senses
  1. runup, run-up - a substantial increase over a relatively short period of time; "a runup in interest rates"; "market runups are followed by corrections"
    --1 is a kind of increase
  2. run-up - the approach run during which an athlete gathers speed
    --2 is a kind of approach, approaching, coming
    --2 is a part of
     bowling; long jump, broad jump; pole vault, pole vaulting, pole jump, pole jumping
Verb run up has 5 senses
  1. run up - as of debts or scores
    --1 is one way to
    roll up, collect, accumulate, pile up, amass, compile, hoard
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. hoist, run up - raise; "hoist the flags"; "hoist a sail"
    --2 is one way to raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. sew, run up, sew together, stitch - fasten by sewing; do needlework
    --3 is one way to fasten, fix, secure
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  4. chalk up, run up - accumulate as a debt; "he chalked up $100 in the course of the evening"
    --4 is one way to owe
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. run up - make by sewing together quickly; "run up a skirt"
    --5 is one way to
    sew, tailor, tailor-make
    Sample sentence:
    They run up the cape
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