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run-up

an approach run by an athlete for a long jump, pole vault, etc.
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run-up

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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

run-up

i. To accelerate an engine under its own power for the purpose of testing the engine and its systems.
ii. To test an engine piston, briefly at high-power, and to check the dual ignition before takeoff.
iii. The stage of flight during which aerial supplies or parachutists are dropped.
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During the runup, if the mag switch is inadvertently switched "Off," we would opt to leave it there, pull the mixture to idle cutoff and let the engine come to a stop.
``I don't know what damage it might do if I jumped off a 40metre runup and I don't want to go and not win.
Slow down--you don't need so much power--because you'll be screaming along by the time you get to the runup area and might not have enough room to stop if it's crowded.
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Chief Superintendent Andy Ward, said: "The raids are the culmination of a lot of hard work undertaken by officers in the area with partner agencies, following an increase in burglary in the runup to Christmas.
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