Definitions

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  • noun Alternative spelling of run-up.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a substantial increase over a relatively short period of time

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Examples

  • 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.

    Into the Story

  • 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.

    Into the Story

  • 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.

    Into the Story

  • 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.

    Into the Story

  • 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.

    Sound Politics: Comments under testing

  • Now interest rates are creeping up, making for bigger mtg. payments, the price runup is grinding to a halt.

    C'ville Real Estate Bubble? at cvillenews.com

  • Also fueling the runup are the U.S. midterm election results.

    News On Earnings

  • Next, the peak of the wave hits the shore - a process called runup.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • 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.

    The Internet Lets It All Hang Out

  • Political analysts believe the Kremlin wants to ensure Khodorkovsky is not released in the runup to the 2012 presidential elections.

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky attacks 'sick' Russian state

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