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run-up British & World English

The period preceding a notable event

run-up New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

run up against British & World English

Meet (a difficulty or problem)

run something up British & World English

Allow a debt or bill to accumulate

run something up the flagpole British & World English

Test the popularity of a new idea or proposal

run something up in run British & World English

Allow a debt or bill to accumulate

run up in run English Thesaurus

his loose way of living ran up such big debts that he had to get out of town

run up against in run British & World English

Meet (a difficulty or problem)

run something up the flagpole in flagpole British & World English

Test the popularity of a new idea or proposal