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Run Up – English Phrasal Verb Definition with Examples
How to Conjugate Run Up
- Infinitive: Run Up
- Present Tense: Run Up/ Runs Up
- -ing Form: Running Up
- Past Tense: Ran Up
- Past Participle: Run Up
Go In/Into is a separable and non-separable phrasal verb and has 5 definitions.
Definitions of Run Up:
1. To run from a lower elevation or level to a higher elevation or level.
Examples: Let’s run up the stadium stairs for exercise. The firemen had to run up the hill to extinguish the bushes that were on fire.
2. To raise something, usually a flag, to a higher position.
Examples: The flag is ran up for the national anthem. The soldier ran up the flag at six in the morning.
3. To spend a huge amount of money on credit.
Examples: Becky ran up her father’s credit card out of spite. I wear a sweater in the house during the colder months, because I don’t want to run up my heat bill.
4. To make or do something in a quick manner.
Examples: The teacher ran up a few more examples so the students understood the grammar point. Can you run up a few more numbers on the report?
5. To run towards someone.
Examples: The paramedics ran up to the victim lying on the ground and checked for a pulse. When I saw my love at the airport, I ran up to him and gave him a big hug and kiss.
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