run–up

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noun \ˈrən-ˌəp\

Definition of run–up

  1. 1 :  the act of running up something

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

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

First Known Use of run–up

1897


RUN–UP Defined for English Language Learners

run-up

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Definition of run–up for English Language Learners

  • : a usually sudden increase in price

  • : the period immediately before an action or event

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