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run sth up

phrasal verb with run uk   us   /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)

(DEBT)

If you run up a debt, you do things that cause you to owe a large amount of money: She stayed two weeks at the hotel and ran up a bill that she couldn't pay.

(MATERIAL)

to quickly make something such as a piece of clothing from material: [+ two objects] I can run you up some curtains in a few hours, if you want.

(VALUE)

to make the price or value of something increase: Heavy buying ran the price of stocks up higher than expected.

(FLAG)

UK to raise a flag into the air on a pole or mast: They've run up a British flag on the roof.
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