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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.
3. Sports.
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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