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run up

Verb: run up Meaning: Move quickly to where someone is He RAN UP next to me and started shouting. Meaning: Hoist, raise a flag They RAN UP the Union Jack. Meaning: Do or make something very quickly He RAN UP a few examples for them to look at. Meaning: Spend a lot of...

run up against

Verb: run up against Meaning: Encounter problems, often unexpected They RAN UP AGAINST a lot of opposition to the construction.

run around

Verb: run around Meaning: Be very busy doing many things I’m exhausted- I’ve been RUNNING AROUND all day.

run up on

Verb: run up on Meaning: Approach someone without their knowing Robert was sitting in his car and a guy RAN UP ON him and shot through the car but missed.

run away

Verb: run away Meaning: Escape from people chasing you He RAN AWAY from his attackers. Meaning: Leave home because of problems with other family members or to elope She RAN AWAY to avoid a forced...