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"run-up" in British English

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run-upnoun

uk   /ˈrʌn.ʌp/  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 particular action: The longer and faster your run-up is, the higher you can jump.
[S] mainly UK the final period of time before an important event: Everyone is very busy during the run-up to publication.
(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 important event: Wolfson is playing a key role 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 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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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