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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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This technology ensures that run-ups at El Dorado do not exceed the noise levels specified by Colombian environmental regulations.
One of the most challenging aspects of planning and designing a ground run-up enclosure is facility orientation and aerodynamic usability.
To mark out wide run-ups just to miss and area and stuff like that, it becomes ridiculous," he said.
Noise levels were measured at various pre-specified points around the airport and in the local community during an open field full power run-up outside the GRE.
In July, the IMF warned similarly rapid debt run-ups have been associated with financial crises in other countries.
au, Gooch said that it is a frustrating scenario as the batsmen are not getting time in the middle to wipe out their 'cobwebs' and the bowlers are not being able to iron out any little flaws in their run-ups and get their rhythm.
Several hours of rain, and then wet bowlers' run-ups frustrated the tourists yesterday - after captain Alastair Cook (154no) and Michael Carberry (153no) had piled up 318-0 on day one.
Not only will you be unable to perform aircraft run-ups, you may have to tear down parts of the aircraft to access a hard-to-reach area where the tool landed.
The increase in start-ups and small-business hiring was more pronounced in areas with high run-ups in home values.
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.
A pilot reported observing the accident pilot perform about eight engine run-ups prior to departure.
The batsmen were soon out in the nets, with Kevin Pietersen taking on the bowling machine, while England's attack, such as Stuart Broad, were testing out their run-ups before the series begins in earnest.
Exxon Mobil continues to be well managed, but also continues to benefit from oil price run-ups that are not reflective of company or individual performance," ISS said in a report issued last week.
Maybe the covering system at the grounds is something that the counties can continue to look at because to me the number one priority is trying to keep the wicket dry and the second priority is the bowlers' run-ups.