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[ruhn-uhp] /ˈrʌnˌʌp/
the testing of an airplane engine by accelerating the motor.
an advance in prices, as in the stock market.
  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.
1825-35; noun use of verb phrase run up Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • 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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