[ US /ˈɹəˌnəp/ ]
  1. a substantial increase over a relatively short period of time
    market runups are followed by corrections
    a runup in interest rates
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How To Use runup In A Sentence

  • In the runup to war in Iraq, Blair and his team thought they could man-mark the Americans and so control them. Armando Iannucci: 'Now is not the time for a crap opposition'
  • Holding precious metals was always viewed as a hedge against a runup in inflation.
  • Do recall that the runup to the war was not funded -- it was "reallocated" from other budgets. White House Debating Whether To Announce "Intention" To Begin Withdrawing From Iraq Someday
  • On the morning of Saturday, December 2, Rivera and a relative, who knew even less about DC-7s than he did, took the plane out for what was called a runup, meaning they would taxi around the airstrip, warming up the engines, but not try to fly it. Into the Story
  • She said it was striking that the public were even more concerned about climate change than in the runup to the landmark Copenhagen summit on climate change in late 2009.
  • She managed 6.28 metres off a short runup in the long jump and threw 34.31 metres in the javelin. Times, Sunday Times
  • Kylie Hatton, a spokeswoman, said in an email: "It is not true that the City of Cape Town is moving or displacing residents in informal areas in the runup to the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
  • His letter states: "Any doping activity in the runup to, and during, the Olympic and Paralympic Games next year represents not only a significant reputational risk to the Games but also a risk to the UK in securing major sporting events in the future. Peter Lim's fund for young sports people is praised by Gary Neville
  • The moribund mergers and acquisitions market has come alive, with everyone from old-line manufacturers to New Economy software houses taking advantage of the runup in the value of their shares to buy up other businesses.
  • market runups are invariably followed by a correction
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