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English definition of “run sth up”

run sth up

(VALUE) phrasal verb with run     /rʌn/ verb (present participle running, past tense ran, past participle run)
to make the price or value of something increase: Heavy buying ran the price of stocks up higher than expected.Value and price increases
(Definition of run sth up (VALUE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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