Definition of Run up

1. Verb. Pile up (debts or scores).




2. Verb. Raise. "Hoist a sail"
Exact synonyms: Hoist
Generic synonyms: Bring Up, Elevate, Get Up, Lift, Raise

3. Verb. Fasten by sewing; do needlework. "They run up the cape "
Exact synonyms: Sew, Sew Together, Stitch
Entails: Conjoin, Join
Specialized synonyms: Hem, Resew, Overcast, Overcast, Backstitch, Gather, Pucker, Tuck, Finedraw, Fell, Baste, Tack, Hemstitch, Retick, Tick, Cast On, Cast Off
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Derivative terms: Sewer, Sewing, Stitch, Stitcher, Stitchery, Stitching

4. Verb. Accumulate as a debt. ; "He chalked up $100 in the course of the evening"
Exact synonyms: Chalk Up
Generic synonyms: Owe

5. Verb. Make by sewing together quickly. "They run up the cape "; "Run up a skirt"
Generic synonyms: Sew, Tailor, Tailor-make

Definition of Run up

1. Verb. (cricket) of a bowler, to run, or walk up to the bowling crease in order to bowl a ball ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To bring a flag to the top of its flag pole ¹

3. Verb. (idiomatic) To make something, usually an item of clothing, very quickly ¹

4. Verb. (idiomatic) To accumulate a debt ¹

5. Noun. (cricket) the action of running up; the area of the pitch used by the bowler to run up, the start of which he marks with a small marker ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Run Up

run scared
run short
run somebody ragged
run someone through
run something by
run something past
run something up the flagpole
run tee
run the clock down
run the gamut
run the gauntlet
run through
run time
run times
run to
run up (current term)
run up against
run up the score
run wild
run with
run with scissors
run with the hare and hunt with the hounds
run year
run years
runabout
runabouts
runagate
runagates
runaround
runarounds

Literary usage of Run up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Physical Geography of the Sea by Matthew Fontaine Maury (1855)
"Some Currents run up bill, 237.—Currents of the Red Sea, 238.—Top of that Sea an inclined Plane, 240.—How an under Current from it is generated, 245. ..."

2. The Physical Geography of the Sea by Matthew Fontaine Maury (1855)
"Some Currents run up hill, 237.—Currents of the Red Sea, 238.—Top of that Sea an inclined Plane, 240.—How an under Current from it is generated, 245. ..."

3. Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle by Jane Welsh Carlyle (1883)
"Meanwhile, ' the duty nearest hand ' is to get on the stair- carpet that he may run up and down more softly. LETTER 58. From the Dunbar expedition I seem to ..."

4. The Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare (1887)
"... taken to delude him into the notion that he is a lord will not make him essentially other than ' Old Sly's son, of Burton Heath,' who has run up so long ..."

5. The Physical Geography of the Sea by Matthew Fontaine Maury (1855)
"Some Currents run up bill, 237.—Currents of the Red Sea, 238.—Top of that Sea an inclined Plane, 240.—How an under Current from it is generated, 245. ..."

6. The Physical Geography of the Sea by Matthew Fontaine Maury (1855)
"Some Currents run up hill, 237.—Currents of the Red Sea, 238.—Top of that Sea an inclined Plane, 240.—How an under Current from it is generated, 245. ..."

7. Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle by Jane Welsh Carlyle (1883)
"Meanwhile, ' the duty nearest hand ' is to get on the stair- carpet that he may run up and down more softly. LETTER 58. From the Dunbar expedition I seem to ..."

8. The Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare (1887)
"... taken to delude him into the notion that he is a lord will not make him essentially other than ' Old Sly's son, of Burton Heath,' who has run up so long ..."

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