First Known Use of run-up
Definition of run up
- ran up a big lead
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The relentless growth in e-commerce may eventually run up against natural limits.
The Gators tried to run out the clock by running up the middle, but unexpected holes led to 11- and 32-yard gains by Davis.
But these turbulent times are running up against an aging business expansion.
Leduc projected an increase in the entry rate and decline in exits as the economy runs up against capacity.
Taylor and partner Curtis Thomas perform shuttle runs up and downstage, colliding with each other and sharing the partnering equally as each tries to go the opposite direction from the other.
Tom Price, a wealthy Georgia physician who resigned at the end of last month as secretary of health and human services, ran up charter costs of more than $500,000 but pledged a $51,887 check to reimburse the government for his seats.
Valdosta State never got closer than 10 points as the Tigers ran up 511 yards of total offense, 277 of those on the ground.
Lagendre's 5-yard touchdown run upped the margin to 42-0 after three quarters.
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