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English definition of “run-up”

run-up

noun [S] (also runup)     /ˈrʌnʌp/
the final period of time before an important event: the run-up to sth Violence is expected in the run-up to the elections.
FINANCE a sudden and unexpected increase in price: a run-up in sth Stock buybacks trigger a runup in price when common stock holders want cash.
(Definition of run-up noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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