run up


  • "Three men came running up."
    "Three men came running up."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v run up pile up (debts or scores)
    • v run up fasten by sewing; do needlework
    • v run up raise "hoist the flags","hoist a sail"
    • v run up make by sewing together quickly "run up a skirt"
    • v run up accumulate as a debt "he chalked up $100 in the course of the evening"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Gardner running up to see Albert and apples all over the steps Gardner running up to see Albert and apples all over the steps

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Wild turkeys can run at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour
    • Run up to make or mend hastily: to build hurriedly: to string up, hang
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If you start soon enough, you won't have to run to catch up.”
  • Ovid
    “A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.”
  • Richard Dreyfuss
    Richard Dreyfuss
    “My worst fear is that I'll end up living in some run-down duplex on Wilshire wearing pants hiked up to my nipples and muttering under my breath.”
  • Bernard M. Baruch
    “Two things are bad for the heart -- running up stairs and running down people.”
  • Mark Twain
    “The way it is now, the asylums can hold the sane people but if we tried to shut up the insane we would run out of building materials.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “The mind of man is like a clock that is always running down, and requires to be constantly wound up.”


Run it up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes - This idiom is used to suggest trying out an idea to see if people accept it.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rinnan; Ger. rennen, Ice. renna, to run.


In literature:

They aren't the sort of men that go to make up the general run of construction squads.
"Then I'll Come Back to You" by Larry Evans
The dogs acted kinda scared; yet they would run up to the tree and bark.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
He more than squared the deal six months ago when we run up against one another in New York.
"The Short Cut" by Jackson Gregory
You stand up on your hind legs and I will run up your back and see if I can't jump out of this well.
"Billy Whiskers' Adventures" by Frances Trego Montgomery
When down off the skids and on the bottom, the drag-rope is hooked around the axle, and the howitzer run up on the beach.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
The inlets run up along the coast yer past the Delaware line.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
I want to run up the road a piece to where the timber trail turns up the canyon.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
Above this porch are three blind arches surrounded with heavy gables, the middle and largest of which runs up to the lancet windows above it.
"The Cathedral Church of York" by A. Clutton-Brock
Get in, and we will run up to the Club and get introduced, if that's what you want.
"The Fifth Wheel" by Olive Higgins Prouty
They have a tendency to run up to seed, and soon get tough and bitter.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris

In poetry:

Spring and daisies came apace;
Grasses hid my hiding-place;
Grasses run like a green sea
O'er the lawn up to my knee.
"The Dumb Soldier" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Half-Past-Six and I were talking
In a very grown-up way;
We had got so tired with running
That we did not want to play.
"Grown- Up Talk" by Katherine Mansfield
But, joy! from Mr. Eddy's barn
Doth Willie Clow behold
The sight that makes his hair rise up
And all his blood run cold.
"The Delectable Ballad Of The Waller Lot" by Eugene Field
It strikes them to the heart! how do
They study it to shun!
Indeed who can bear up, and who
Can from these shakings run?
"Of Death" by John Bunyan
Though a tremor of the winter
Did shivering through them run;
Yet they lifted up their foreheads
To greet the vernal sun.
"The Crocuses" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Then woone, wi' han'-besheäded eyes,
A-stoppèn still, as he did run,
Look'd up to zee the lark arise
A-zingèn to the high-gone zun;
The while his brother look'd below
Vor what the groun' mid have to show
"The Lark" by William Barnes

In news:

The former female World number one is rumored to be hiding out in Hong Kong after running up enormous debts gambling on baseball and soccer games.
Kat Rickard, 33, left, and Ashley Woodward, 26, both of Huntington Beach, run up the steps as part of the Turkey Day Boot Camp at Dwyer Middle School in Huntington beach.
In the Run-Up to Westminster, Two Pups Say 'I Do'.
I only allow myself Starbucks once a week, because the cost can run up quickly.
This climbing playlist can help push you uphill for a longer, stronger climbing session on the StairMaster, stepper, or when running up steps.
ROME — In the run-up to the Champions League final between Manchester United and Barcelona, Sir Alex Ferguson liked to use two words again and again: control and concentration.
In the run-up to Wisconsin's nonconference game at Florida, the No.
Men Sentenced for Driving Around with Friend's Corpse , Running Up Bar Tab.
Countrywide , BofA called reckless in run-up to crisis.
In the run-up to this weekend's G-8 summit at Camp David, journalists have unfavorably compared European "austerity" with Barack Obama's economic policies.
I n the run-up to this weekend's G-8 summit at Camp David, journalists have unfavorably compared European "austerity" with Barack Obama's economic policies.
Bob Stoops irritated by questions about Roy Finch , Trey Millard and running up the score.
Did Buckeyes run up the score.
Salmon run up Muskegon-area rivers draws near.
What will Cardinal Dolan's role be in the run-up to November elections.

In science:

We have a partition R = ∪c′′ Rc′′ where c′′ runs over the unipotent L′ -conjugacy classes in ¯c′ and Rc′′ = {(g , xP ′) ∈ G×G0 /P ′ ; x−1 gx ∈ c′′UP ′ }.
Character sheaves on disconnected groups, II
For this start with and empty table, make the boundary conditions sandy, and run until the table fills up.
Playing with sandpiles
Yu , hence obtaining the large contribution from the running from MR up to MX in Eq.
Running $U_{e3}$ and BR($\mu\to e +\gamma$) in SUSY-GUTs
Numerical experiments suggest that its typical running time (e.g. the median over a series of runs) remains linear for α up to 4.15 (for k = 3) .
Theoretical analysis of optimization problems - Some properties of random k-SAT and k-XORSAT
In this work, we consider the distribution of the local pictures of the tra jectory of the random walk on (Z/N Z)d running up to time uN d in the neighborhood of finitely many points with diverging mutual distance as N tends to infinity.
Random walk on a discrete torus and random interlacements