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
While her father was drawing up water, the child amused herself running up and down the steps of the well.
"Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know" by Various
They swim and dive like ducks, and run up trees like monkeys.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
Soon the girls came running up to the ice boat.
"The Outdoor Girls in a Winter Camp" by Laura Lee Hope
In a few weeks the tendrils will run up the threads.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
In the morning the weather eased up a little and if we had only had her running, she would have taken the seas all right.
"Roy Blakely, Pathfinder" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Don't think only of yourself, you might easily run up against a stone.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
I'll run up and see the boy, and bring you word what I think about him.
"Sue, A Little Heroine" by L. T. Meade
The boat was quickly run up on the beach, when the officers stepped on shore.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
It runs up to seed quicker than the other varieties.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Jerry was busy preparing his supper, while he kept up an incessant run of small-chat with Booby and Jemalee.
"The Settler and the Savage" by R.M. Ballantyne

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
In addition, in some case we have run multiple (up to three) simulations for the same cosmology and box size, in order to test for the impact of cosmic variance (and to increase the final number of dark matter haloes).
Concentration, Spin and Shape of Dark Matter Haloes as a Function of the Cosmological Model: WMAP1, WMAP3 and WMAP5 results
In other words, we run S up to the first exit time of K and then erase loops.
The growth exponent for planar loop-erased random walk
Given a set K such that Bl ⊂ K , and such that P0 {σK < ∞} = 1, we define µl,K on Ωl to be the measure obtained by running a random walk up to the first exit time σK of K , loop-erasing and restricting to Bl .
The growth exponent for planar loop-erased random walk
This is the measure on Ωl obtained by running X up to σX K1 , loop-erasing and restricting to Bl .
The growth exponent for planar loop-erased random walk
Since the spectrograph had to be set up again each time, we treated each such run individually to allow for effects of different grating positions, angles, alignments, etc.
A Spectroscopic Survey of WNL Stars in the LMC: General Properties and Binary Status
When the process is run up to p0 = 1, we obtain a forest spanning the BL, which becomes a tree if the boundary edges are included.
Theory of minimum spanning trees I: Mean-field theory and strongly disordered spin-glass model
In practice, we can easily generate networks of up to a few billion vertices in reasonable running times.
Random acyclic networks
The simulations are run for different N up to N = 90 and initial connectivities of Kini = 1 and 2.
Perturbation propagation in random and evolved Boolean networks
Then run an independent copy of S (α,0) up to the moment the process crosses E1 at some random time, say t1 .
Characterizations of exchangeable partitions and random discrete distributions by deletion properties
Assuming that we have only run the Karp-Sipser algorithm up to the end of Phase 1, we have w(t) = n − t.
Maximum Matchings in Random Bipartite Graphs and the Space Utilization of Cuckoo Hashtables