SKIP TO CONTENT

run up

Definitions of run up
  1. verb
    pile up (debts or scores)
    see moresee less
    type of:
    accumulate, amass, collect, compile, hoard, pile up, roll up
    get or gather together
  2. verb
    accumulate as a debt
    synonyms: chalk up
    see moresee less
    type of:
    owe
    be obliged to pay or repay
  3. verb
    raise
    synonyms: hoist
    see moresee less
    type of:
    bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise
    raise from a lower to a higher position
  4. verb
    fasten by sewing; do needlework
    synonyms: sew, sew together, stitch
    see moresee less
    types:
    show 14 types...
    hide 14 types...
    hem
    fold over and sew together to provide with a hem
    resew
    sew again
    overcast
    sew with an overcast stitch from one section to the next
    overcast
    sew over the edge of with long slanting wide stitches
    backstitch
    do backstitches
    gather, pucker, tuck
    draw together into folds or puckers
    finedraw
    sew together very finely
    fell
    sew a seam by folding the edges
    baste, tack
    sew together loosely, with large stitches
    hemstitch
    sew with hemstitches
    retick, tick
    sew
    cast on
    make the first row of stitches when knitting
    cast off
    make the last row of stitches when knitting
    oversew
    sew (two edges) with close stitches that pass over them both
    type of:
    fasten, fix, secure
    cause to be firmly attached
  5. verb
    make by sewing together quickly
    run up a skirt”
    see moresee less
    type of:
    sew, tailor, tailor-make
    create (clothes) with cloth
Word Family
EDITOR’S CHOICE

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by Vocabulary.com’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.

SAT/PSAT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

TOEFL

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

ACT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 700+
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1 hour / week