See parent entry: run
- 1verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (build up) [account/total/debts] ir* acumulando she'd run up quite a bill in the restaurant debía bastante dinero en el restaurante 1.2 (hoist) [flag] izar*
- 2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (put together) [dress] hacer* ([ rápidamente ])
Definition of run up in:
- 1.1 (preparatory period) run-up
tosth período (masculine) previo aalgo during the run-up to the election/opening en el período previo a las elecciones/la inauguraciónExample sentences1.2 [Sport/Deporte] carrera (feminine), carrerilla (feminine) (Spain/España) ([ antes de saltar, lanzar la jabalina etc ])
- 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.
- 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.