- the running up to the jump line by a broad jumper.
- the running up of the ball in soccer or polo toward the goal.
- the running up of a golf ball toward the putting green.
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Origin of runup
Words nearby runup
Example sentences from the Web for runup
The piece was part of the runup to the annual Clinton Global Initiative.
British Dictionary definitions for runup
verb (tr, adverb)
Idioms and Phrases with runup
Make or become greater or larger, as in That offer will run up the price of the stock. [Late 1500s]
Accumulate, as in She ran up huge bills at the florist. [First half of 1700s]
Sew rapidly, as in I can run up some new curtains for the kitchen. [Mid-1800s]
Raise a flag, as in Let's run up the flag in time for the holiday. This usage, originating in the navy about 1900, gave rise to the slangy phrase, Let's run it up the flagpole and see if anybody salutes, meaning, “Let's try this out.” The latter originated about 1960 as advertising jargon.