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1. A sudden increase in price, especially of a stock. Runups are usually temporary.

2. A sudden increase in some economic measure. For example, the Federal Reserve may run up interest rates, or a recession may lead to a runup in unemployment.
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A sharp, short-term increase in the price of a stock or the stock market.
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This technology ensures that run-ups at El Dorado do not exceed the noise levels specified by Colombian environmental regulations.
The Ground Run-up Enclosure (GRE), the first in Canada, will be located adjacent to the airport's South Terminal.
"Both ends of the bowlers' run-ups the other night were just not up to scratch and that was the main reason why the umpires did not rule the ground fit.
A second inspection followed at 7.45pm and by then it became apparent that the work of the groundstaff in preparing the run-ups had been in vain.
He said the pitch was slow and had no pace at all, adding that it was likely to be of very little help to the spinners either, while he also showed concern at the state of the bowlers' run-ups and outfield.
The strong value gains in the previous five-year period were due in large part to price run-ups from 2005 to 2008, when the price of crude oil and other raw materials soared.
Sections of the ground were covered in sand and both new-ball bowlers, Jerome Taylor and Fidel Edwards, had shown their displeasure with their run-ups almost immediately.
Strauss batted in the shortest Test in history yesterday as just 10 balls were possible at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium before match officials ceased play because of the the atrocious state of the bowlers' run-ups.
Factors in the price run-ups, include the Spring's excessively wet weather delaying planting, Midwest flooding that drowned out planted fields, export demand, record high crude oil prices and the Argentina farmers strike.
Leadbeater admitted there was no way play could have gone ahead because the bowlers' run-ups and landing areas at either end of the pitch were pure mud due to the torrential rain over previous days.
The morning gains follow recent run-ups that brought the benchmark Nikkei about 4.6 percent higher in the past three days of gains.