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run–up

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noun \ˈrən-ˌəp\

Simple Definition of run–up

  • : a usually sudden increase in price

  • : the period immediately before an action or event

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of run–up

  1. 1 :  the act of running up something

  2. 2 :  a usually sudden increase in volume or price

  3. 3 chiefly British :  a period immediately preceding an action or event

1834

First Known Use of run–up

1834


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