run up

  1. make by sewing together quickly
    run up a skirt
  2. pile up (debts or scores)
  3. raise
    hoist the flags
    hoist a sail
  4. fasten by sewing; do needlework
  5. accumulate as a debt
    he chalked up $100 in the course of the evening
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How To Use run up In A Sentence

  • That means telecoms can finally put fiber-optic lines into people's homes, where cables often run up against right angles and tight squeezes from the sidewalk to the house.
  • The Jessie swung off under her full staysail, then the foresail, double-reefed, was run up. Chapter 3
  • This task being finally accomplished, the ropes were taken off, the sails run up and the two sloops, closehauled to starboard, set about beating off shore. The Black Buccaneer
  • He was almost last out of traps but hugging the rails enjoyed a dream run up the inside to lead at the turn.
  • Because she feels that historical facts were creatively interpreted in the run up to the conflict, she invented her own lexis to convey her stance.
  • He said that in the run up to the political contest elements of the extreme right would re-emerge in Oldham looking to exploit divisions for political gain.
  • Palin divvied out 57 total endorsements of House, Senate, and governor candidates in the run up to the midterm elections. Sarah Palin Endorsements Boast Winning Record, Tarnished By Key Losses
  • What drives me up the wall is when the uncouth classes begin their fighting and screeching and petty arguments, or when snide little tattletales run up to me to tell on people.
  • But here we run up against the difficulty that this formulation appears to derive a prescriptive conclusion from two factual premisses.
  • I m still a new runner--and I use the word runner loosely, since I still can t run up all the hills around my house. Maria Rodale: 10 Secrets for Happy Winter Running
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