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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.


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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