Meaning of runup

run•up

Pronunciation: (run'up"), [key]
— n.
  1. the testing of an airplane engine by accelerating the motor.
  2. an advance in prices, as in the stock market.
    1. the running up to the jump line by a broad jumper.
    2. the running up of the ball in soccer or polo toward the goal.
    3. the running up of a golf ball toward the putting green.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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