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Use "runup" in a sentence
"On the morning of Saturday, December 2, Rivera and a relative, who knew even less about DC-7s than he did, took the plane out for what was called a runup, meaning they would taxi around the airstrip, warming up the engines, but not try to fly it."
"You know about all this stuff better than I, but all my other sites work and never experience the problems SP has had in runup to this election the last month."
"Now interest rates are creeping up, making for bigger mtg. payments, the price runup is grinding to a halt."