n. (context cricket English) the action of running up; the area of the pitch used by the bowler to run up, the start of which he marks with a small marker vb. 1 (context cricket English) of a bowler, to run, or walk up to the bowling crease in order to bowl a ball. 2 (context idiomatic English) To bring a flag to the top of its flag pole. 3 (context idiomatic English) To make something, usually an item of clothing, very quickly. 4 (context idiomatic English) To accumulate a debt. 5 To rise; to swell; to grow; to increase. 6 To thrust up, as anything long and slender. 7 To erect hastily, as a building.
Usage examples of "run up".
Inland Alaskans load up on the salmon that run up the rivers to spawn.