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run-up in Sport topic

run-upˈrun-up noun 🔊 🔊 1 → the run-up to something2 [countable]DS the act of running, or the distance that you run, before you kick a ball, jump over a pole etc
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run-up• But I would like to know how much of a run-up he needed.• When a canvasser called during the election run-up, he decided to rejoin.• Taking an absurdly long run-up, I scuffed my first attempt so badly that it trickled past the left-hand post.• I took an unnecessarily long run-up and struck the ball well, but high.• The prime minister's spin doctors paid great attention to women's magazines during the run-up to the poll.• In the run-up to the November 1992 presidential elections, education was seen as a key issue.