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Synonyms for run up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. runup, run-up(noun)

    a substantial increase over a relatively short period of time

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

    runup, run-up

  2. run-up(verb)

    the approach run during which an athlete gathers speed


  3. run up(verb)

    pile up (debts or scores)

    chalk up, stitch, sew together, sew, hoist

  4. hoist, run up(verb)


    "hoist the flags"; "hoist a sail"

    sew, chalk up, hoist, wind, lift, stitch, sew together

  5. sew, run up, sew together, stitch(verb)

    fasten by sewing; do needlework

    tailor-make, sew, sew together, hoist, stitch, chalk up, tailor

  6. chalk up, run up(verb)

    accumulate as a debt

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

    stitch, sew, sew together, chalk up, tally, hoist

  7. run up(verb)

    make by sewing together quickly

    "run up a skirt"

    chalk up, stitch, sew together, sew, hoist

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. run up

    grow, swell, increase, rise

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How to use run up in a sentence?

  1. Dave Lancaster:

    I can fit in the seat of any car I like and on buses, trains and planes ; I do n’t have to worry about breaking benches or garden furniture anymore, i can buy clothes on the high street and put my own socks on easily ; I can walk miles and run up and down the stairs … the list is endless.

  2. Gaurang Shah:

    Looking at yesterday and today's recovery from the lows, my sense is that we are somewhere close to the bottom, my advice would be to avoid the small and mid-cap stocks right now because their valuations have run up to a great extent.

  3. Brett Callow:

    This is the first incident that I'm aware of which has directly impacted election-related infrastructure, at least 18 county or municipal bodies have been impacted by ransomware since the beginning of September — about three per week — so it's very likely that other bodies will be hit in the run-up to the election.

  4. Clarissa Ward:

    Firstly, in the run-up to this cessation of hostilities there was a dramatic increase in the intensiveness ... of Russian aerial bombardment and also of the regime warplanes of Bashar al-Assad, secondly, the people living in rebel territory don't trust the Assad regime and see this cessation of hostilities as a trick designed so that the regime can take more territory.

  5. Jeff Thomson:

    I think Jasprit Bumrah is very, very interesting. He runs off a very short run-up. He jogs and then bowls with a very short run. He has got straight arms. His bowling is not textbook by any means, but it works. He is very different from other pace bowlers, which reminds me of another fast bowler of my era, who was very different from everyone else


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