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English verb: run up

1. run up (change) pile up (debts or scores)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)accumulate, amass, collect, compile, hoard, pile up, roll up

2. run up (contact) raise


SamplesHoist the flags.
Hoist a sail.


Synonymshoist


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise

3. run up (contact) fasten by sewing; do needlework


Synonymssew, sew together, stitch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure


Narrower (hyponym)backstitch, baste, cast off, cast on, fell, finedraw, gather, hem, hemstitch, overcast, overcast, pucker, resew, retick, tack, tick, tuck


Entailconjoin, join

4. run up (possession) accumulate as a debt


SamplesHe chalked up $100 in the course of the evening.


Synonymschalk up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)owe

5. run up (creation) make by sewing together quickly


SamplesRun up a skirt.


ExamplesThey run up the cape


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)sew, tailor, tailor-make









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