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run-upor run·up (rŭn′ŭp′)
1. An often sudden increase: a run-up in interest rates; a run-up in food prices; a run-up in house values.
2. The period of time that leads up an event or occurrence: the run-up to the championship games.
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|Noun||1.||run-up - a substantial increase over a relatively short period of time; "a runup in interest rates"; "market runups are followed by corrections"|
increase - a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month"
|2.||run-up - the approach run during which an athlete gathers speed|
bowling - the playing of a game of tenpins or duckpins etc
coming, approach, approaching - the act of drawing spatially closer to something; "the hunter's approach scattered the geese"