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  • n  a substantial increase over a relatively short period of time
  • n  the approach run during which an athlete gathers speed

  • The plum first spot of the night goes to a straight-run-up-the-middle bit of guy humor.
  • The recent storm of criticism the dam has garnered could be a result of political jockeying in the run-up to next week's Communist Party Congress, a five-yearly event in which .
  • The run-up to its election was tainted by violence 16.
News & Articles

  • America's Cup sets schedules, Artemis to miss early races
    The schedule for the July run-up to the America's Cup is almost set.
    June 12, 2013 - KGO-TV Bay Area
  • Iran: Repression Of Dissent Intensifies In Run-Up To Presidential Election
    Amnesty International is concerned by evidence that the Iranian authorities are intensifying their clampdown on dissent in the run-up to the country’s next presidential election, due to be held on 14 June 2013. June 11, 2013 AIUSA Amnesty International is concerned by evidence that the Iranian authorities are intensifying their clampdown on dissent in the run-up to the country’s next ...
    June 11, 2013 - Amnesty International
  • Dicker: Where to Be in Master Limited Partnerships
    Despite the run-up in GSE shares, KBW analyst Bose George still believes that non-government shareholders will be left out in the cold. Click to view a price quote on FNMA . Click to research the Real Estate industry.        
    June 10, 2013 - TheStreet.com
Quotes

  • Ben Bernanke in Bloomberg
    Inflation pressures appear to have abated somewhat following a run-up during the first half of 2006,Chairman Ben S. Bernanke told Congress last month. "Overall inflation has fallen, in large part as a result of declines in the price of...
  • Kent Conrad in International Herald Tribune
    Sen. Kent Conrad, DN.D., said the shift was "urgently needed because of the run-up in food costs and food prices."

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