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run up

1. verb To hoist or raise something, especially a flag. A noun or pronoun can be used between "run" and "up." Make sure the flag does not touch the ground as you run it up in the mornings.
2. verb To accumulate a large bill or debt that one is obliged to pay. We ran up a huge bill staying in that luxury resort in Las Vegas, but Jake insisted on paying for it. Apparently, he ran up a lot of credit card debts that he couldn't pay off, so he slipped across the border to Canada.
3. verb To cause the value of something to increase. A noun or pronoun can be used between "run" and "up." News of the company doubling production of their very popular tablet device has run their shares up to record highs.
4. verb To run and stop in front of someone or something. I just saw the neighbor kid run up and ring our doorbell. She ran up to me and gave me a huge hug.
5. verb In sports, to continue adding to one's score despite an assured victory due to a large lead, a practice considered poor sportsmanship. They're already ahead by 30, and now they're just running up the score.
6. noun An increase, perhaps a rapid or sudden one. Experts are attributing the run-up in price to a sudden surge in demand.
7. noun The period of time before an event or occurrence. There was no shortage of predictions in the run-up to the election.
See also: run, up

run-up

n. a movement upward in the value of one or more securities. (Securities markets.) The market’s had a good run-up in the past week.
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High power ground run-ups of aircraft engines are a very common component in aircraft maintenance procedures and they generate a significant amount of jet blast and noise.
* Apart from the noise protection required by the surrounding community, airport offices immediately adjacent to the facility also needed particularly effective protection from run-ups in the GRE.
Alastair Cook's tourists were prevented by rain from adding to his and Michael Carberry's unbroken stand of 318 on day one, frustrated by damp bowlers' run-ups even after the bad weather relented in mid-afternoon.
The EU leaders also laid out a new "fiscal compact" to prevent future debt run-ups and accelerated the start of a planned permanent 500 billion euro rescue fund.
Winter officially arrived yesterday, but the country has enjoyed one of the warmest run-ups to the season on record.
A major reason the United States is thought to be less vulnerable to oil shocks today is that although the last two run-ups in real gasoline prices--during 1999-2001 and 2002-8--were larger than the first two run-ups during the oil embargoes of the 1970s, they didn't seem to have as much of an impact on the U.S.
After Sunday's match was abandoned seven balls into the England reply, tonight's day/night clash went the same way at 8pm after officials ruled that the bowlers' run-ups were waterlogged.
"Areas that saw significant price run-ups during the 2002-to-2005 period are at a much higher risk of price declines than those that had a more moderate experience," he added.
"We don't foresee the types of run-ups in values that we've seen over the last 24 months, but we see real stability to value," Gabriel said.
Also, when you perform aircraft run-ups, make sure there's good air circulation in the FAB.
Other facilities include 17-metre cushioned run-ups, video review facilities, spectator gallery, changing and shower rooms, bar facilities and function and meeting rooms.
Like ourselves they lost one and won one after that so we're coming into this from similar run-ups. If we can get our heads right we can beat them but it's a big if."
Contributing to the cost run-ups are expenses related to many ingredients, particularly titanium dioxide and acrylic and vinyl-acrylic latex binders.
One of the groundsmen said the outfield and the bowlers' run-ups were the problem.