Pronunciation: (run'up"), [key]
1. the testing of an airplane engine by accelerating the motor.
2. an advance in prices, as in the stock market.
a. the running up to the jump line by a broad jumper.
b. the running up of the ball in soccer or polo toward the goal.
c. the running up of a golf ball toward the putting green.
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