There are 2 main translations of run up in German:

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run up

intransitive verb

  • 1
    hinlaufen
    (Sport)
    Anlauf nehmen
    he ran up to where they were standing
    er lief od. rannte zu ihnen hin
    come running along
    herangelaufen kommen
  • 2 (amount to) See examples:run up to
    sich belaufen auf
    + Akk.

transitive verb

  • 2 (make quickly)
    rasch nähen
    (Kleidungsstück)
    zusammenzimmern
    (Schuppen)
    hochziehen
    [colloquial] (Gebäude)
  • 3 (allow to accumulate) See examples:run up debts/a [big] bill
    Schulden/eine hohe Rechnung zusammenkommen lassen
run-up See parent entry: run

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There are 2 main translations of run up in German:

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run-up

noun

  • 1 (approach to an event) See examples:during or in the run-up to an event
    im Vorfeld [figurative] eines Ereignisses
  • 2
    (Sport)
    Anlauf, der
    take a run-up
    Anlauf nehmen

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