Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RUN-UP

Now was the time he had judged the throat vane gyros should begin their run-up.

Before there was time to think or dream, I landed very beautifully upon a ridge of run-up snow in a quiet corner.

The back of a book with a fillet from head to tail not mitred at the bands is said to be run-up.

WORD ORIGIN

1834, "an act of running upward," from verbal phrase, from run (v.) + up (adv.). Extended sense "period of time or sequence of events proceeding some important event" is from 1966.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RUN-UP

curtain raiser

nounshort preliminary event
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.