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RUN UP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does run up mean? 

RUN UP (verb)
  The verb RUN UP has 5 senses:

1. pile up (debts or scores)
2. raise
3. fasten by sewing; do needlework
4. accumulate as a debt
5. make by sewing together quickly

  Familiarity information: RUN UP used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


RUN UP (verb)


Sense 1run up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pile up (debts or scores)

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "run up" is one way to...):

accumulate; amass; collect; compile; hoard; pile up; roll up (get or gather together)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2run up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Raise

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

run up; hoist

Context examples:

hoist the flags / hoist a sail

Hypernyms (to "run up" is one way to...):

bring up; elevate; get up; lift; raise (raise from a lower to a higher position)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3run up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fasten by sewing; do needlework

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

sew; sew together; stitch; run up

Hypernyms (to "run up" is one way to...):

fasten; fix; secure (cause to be firmly attached)

"Run up" entails doing...:

conjoin; join (make contact or come together)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "run up"):

hem (fold over and sew together to provide with a hem)

cast on (make the first row of stitches when knitting)

retick; tick (sew)

hemstitch (sew with hemstitches)

baste; tack (sew together loosely, with large stitches)

fell (sew a seam by folding the edges)

finedraw (sew together very finely)

gather; pucker; tuck (draw fabric together and sew it tightly)

backstitch (do backstitches)

overcast (sew over the edge of with long slanting wide stitches)

overcast (sew with an overcast stitch from one section to the next)

resew (sew again)

cast off (make the last row of stitches when knitting)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 4run up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Accumulate as a debt

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

chalk up; run up

Context example:

he chalked up $100 in the course of the evening

Hypernyms (to "run up" is one way to...):

owe (be obliged to pay or repay)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5run up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make by sewing together quickly

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

run up a skirt

Hypernyms (to "run up" is one way to...):

sew; tailor; tailor-make (create (clothes) with cloth)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence example:

They run up the cape


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