Definition of run up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

run up

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    run somethingup

     
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  1. 1to allow a bill, debt, etc. to reach a large total synonym accumulate How had he managed to run up so many debts?
  2. 2to make a piece of clothing quickly, especially by sewing to run up a blouse
  3. 3to raise something, especially a flag
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