Synonyms for run-up


1. runup, run-up, increase
usage: a substantial increase over a relatively short period of time; "a runup in interest rates"; "market runups are followed by corrections"
2. run-up, approach, approaching, coming
usage: the approach run during which an athlete gathers speed


1. run up, roll up, collect, accumulate, pile up, amass, compile, hoard
usage: pile up (debts or scores)
2. hoist, run up, raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up
usage: raise; "hoist the flags"; "hoist a sail"
3. sew, run up, sew together, stitch, fasten, fix, secure
usage: fasten by sewing; do needlework
4. chalk up, run up, owe
usage: accumulate as a debt; "he chalked up $100 in the course of the evening"
5. run up, sew, tailor, tailor-make
usage: make by sewing together quickly; "run up a skirt"
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