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runup

[ruhn-uhp] /ˈrʌnˌʌp/
noun
1.
the testing of an airplane engine by accelerating the motor.
2.
an advance in prices, as in the stock market.
3.
Sports.
  1. the running up to the jump line by a broad jumper.
  2. the running up of the ball in soccer or polo toward the goal.
  3. the running up of a golf ball toward the putting green.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; noun use of verb phrase run up
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Examples for runup
  • Changes in shoreline position and topography alter the extent of wave-runup and change coastal flood hazard areas.
  • In principle, the sticks show depth of flow plus velocity head or the runup of water above the water surface at the weir blade.
  • Wave runup occurs when a wave breaks and the water is propelled onto the beach, as in the picture below.
  • During post-tsunami field surveys, inundation and runup measurements are taken to describe the tsunami effects.
  • Many factors have contributed to the runup in food commodity prices.
  • In some cases, the runup entries have observed tsunami arrival times.
  • The runup to this saw the first arcs of new series stickleback and kingdom.

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