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Definition 1: pile up (debts or scores) - [verb of change]

(run up is a kind of ...) get or gather together

"I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife" "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis" "She rolled up a small fortune"

Definition 2: raise - [verb of contact]

Samples where run up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hoist the flags
  • hoist a sail

Synonyms for run up in the sense of this definition

(run up is a kind of ...) raise from a lower to a higher position

"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

Definition 3: fasten by sewing; do needlework - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for run up in the sense of this definition

(run up is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

(... is a kind of run up ) make the last row of stitches when knitting

(... is a kind of run up ) make the first row of stitches when knitting

(... is a kind of run up ) sew

"tick a mattress"

(... is a kind of run up ) sew with hemstitches

"hemstitch a sleeve"

(... is a kind of run up ) sew together loosely, with large stitches

"baste a hem"

(... is a kind of run up ) sew a seam by folding the edges

(... is a kind of run up ) sew together very finely

(... is a kind of run up ) draw together into folds or puckers

(... is a kind of run up ) do backstitches

(... is a kind of run up ) sew over the edge of with long slanting wide stitches

(... is a kind of run up ) sew with an overcast stitch from one section to the next

"overcast books"

(... is a kind of run up ) sew again

"The cuff of the coat had been resewn"

(... is a kind of run up ) fold over and sew together to provide with a hem

"hem my skirt"

(run up implies ...) make contact or come together

"The two roads join here"

Definition 4: make by sewing together quickly - [verb of creation]

Samples where run up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • run up a skirt

(run up is a kind of ...) create (clothes) with cloth

"Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?"

Definition 5: accumulate as a debt - [verb of possession]

Samples where run up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he chalked up $100 in the course of the evening

Synonyms for run up in the sense of this definition

(run up is a kind of ...) be obliged to pay or repay

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