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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The approach run during which an athlete gathers speed; A substantial increase over a relatively short period of time.

Usage examples (38)
  • Politics in the run-up to the elections has been intense.
  • That's what happened in the run-up to the Great Depression.
  • It's a tantalizing repeat of the run-up to the war in Iraq.
  • Gordy had sold before the big run-up in the value of music companies. for more
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