See parent entry: → run
- 1verb + adverb + object 1.1 (build up)(account/total/debts)she'd run up quite a bill in the restaurant
ir acumulandodebía bastante dinero en el restaurante1.2 (hoist)(flag)
- 2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (put together)(dress)
Definition of run up in:
- 1 (preparatory period)run-up
tosomethingperíodo (masculine) previoduring the run-up to the election/opening aalgoen el período previo a las elecciones/la inauguraciónExample sentences
- Cottage Garden Herbs, Ballyconnell Lodge, is offering two creative courses in the run-up to the holiday period, he writes.
- With the seven others, he had worked night and day in the run-up to the event to ensure that nothing off the park was allowed to detract from what turned out to be a dazzling display of football.
- But they were kept guessing by the weather until the day itself, with heavy rain falling during the days in the run-up to the event.
- 2 (Sport)Example sentences
- She will be watching her rivals to such an extent that she could be the person who starts the crowd clapping when one of them is about to take a run-up for a high or long jump.
- These are days when there is more rhythm and flow to his bowling, his run-up and action blending better.
- A former West Indies player taught me my run-up back in 1999, at Kensington Cricket Club.
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