run up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyrun up
he/she/itruns up
present participlerunning up
past tenseran up
past participlerun up
  1. 1
    to make something very quickly, especially something that you sew

    I can run up a pair of curtains in a day.

  2. 2
    to raise a flag to the top of a pole
See also main entry: run