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"run-up" in British English

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run-upnoun

uk   us   /ˈrʌn.ʌp/
[C] In some ​sports, a run-up is a ​period or ​distance of ​running that you do in ​order to be going ​fast enough to ​perform a ​particularaction: The ​longer and ​fasteryour run-up is, the ​higher you can ​jump. [S] mainly UK the ​finalperiod of ​time before an ​importantevent: Everyone is very ​busy during the run-up topublication.
(Definition of run-up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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run-upnoun [U]

 us   /ˈrʌnˌʌp/
the ​period before an ​importantevent: Wolfson is ​playing a ​keyrole in the run-up to the ​elections.
(Definition of run-up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"run-up" in Business English

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run-upnoun [S]

(also runup) uk   us   /ˈrʌnʌp/
the ​finalperiod 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 ​buybackstrigger a runup in ​price when common ​stockholders want ​cash.
(Definition of run-up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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