runup

[ ruhn-uhp ]
/ ˈrʌnˌʌp /

noun

the testing of an airplane engine by accelerating the motor.
an advance in prices, as in the stock market.
Sports.
  1. the running up to the jump line by a broad jumper.
  2. the running up of the ball in soccer or polo toward the goal.
  3. the running up of a golf ball toward the putting green.

Origin of runup

First recorded in 1825–35; noun use of verb phrase run up
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