- n. alternative spelling of run-up.
- n. a substantial increase over a relatively short period of time
“On the morning of Saturday, December 2, Rivera and a relative, who knew even less about DC-7s than he did, took the plane out for what was called a runup, meaning they would taxi around the airstrip, warming up the engines, but not try to fly it.”
“You know about all this stuff better than I, but all my other sites work and never experience the problems SP has had in runup to this election the last month.”
“Now interest rates are creeping up, making for bigger mtg. payments, the price runup is grinding to a halt.”
“Also fueling the runup are the U.S. midterm election results.”
“Next, the peak of the wave hits the shore - a process called runup.”
“The suspense was intense in the runup to the release of nearly 24,000 pages of emails from the first two years of her term as governor, the result of Freedom of Information Act lawsuits by media companies.”
“Political analysts believe the Kremlin wants to ensure Khodorkovsky is not released in the runup to the 2012 presidential elections.”
“Police launched their "robust" strategy for the carnival in the runup to the event, making more than 40 pre-emptive arrests.”
“Holy Flying Circus is not a biopic, but a fantastical reimagining of the Pythons' struggle with censorship in the runup to the release of Life of Brian, she added.”
“They want teachers and other public sector workers to lose a day's pay in the runup to Christmas.”
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