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English noun: run-up

1. run-up (event) a substantial increase over a relatively short period of time

SamplesA runup in interest rates.
Market runups are followed by corrections.


Broader (hypernym)increase

2. run-up (act) the approach run during which an athlete gathers speed

Broader (hypernym)approach, approaching, coming

Part meronymbowling, broad jump, long jump, pole jump, pole jumping, pole vault, pole vaulting

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