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    hoist/run up/waste/run through/

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Let’s hoist the camp flag, first of all.

    hoist = raise

    Let’s run up the camp flag, first of all.

    run up = raise a flag

    The price of coffee is running up all over the world.

    run up = increase rapidly

    Would you run up and get my glasses?

    run up = raise

    Have you been running up bills at the dress shop again?

    He ran up a big bill at the hotel.

    The grant will just cover the deficit that we've run up.

    run up = accumulate

    The bill for the repairs might run up to $ 300.

    run up = reach,

    I can run up a dress in a day, but it won't look properly made.

    I can run up some new curtains for the kitchen.

    run up = sew rapidly

    The firm ran up against strong competition.

    run up = bump against

    The tide is running up.

    That offer will run up the price of the stock.

    run up = increase; make or become greater or larger

    They have wasted all their money in a few months.

    They ran through all their money in a few months.

    How can you have run through so much money so quickly?

    run through = use up quickly; scatter

    I've run my finger through with the needle.

    run through = puncture; pierce

    Let's run through the whole play from the beginning.

    The attorney ran through the defense witness's testimony.

    run through = practice, review or rehearse quickly

    Will you run a thread through an eyelet?

    The fallen soldier was run through with a spear.

    Will you run this bit of tape through again?

    run through = scroll

    The song was ready for a first run through.

    There were many outsiders at the second run through.

    run through = rehearsal

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 22-Mar-2010 at 08:52.

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    #2

    Exclamation Re: hoist/run up/waste/run through/

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Letís hoist the camp flag, first of all.

    hoist = raise

    Letís run up the camp flag, first of all.

    run up = raise a flag Ok

    The price of coffee is running up all over the world.

    run up = increase rapidly Ok

    Would you run up and get my glasses?

    run up = raise?

    Have you been running up bills at the dress shop again?

    He ran up a big bill at the hotel.

    The grant will just cover the deficit that we've run up.

    run up = accumulate= to use so much of something,

    The bill for the repairs might run up to $ 300.

    run up = reach:


    I can run up a dress in a day, but it won't look properly made.

    I can run up some new curtains for the kitchen.

    run up = sew rapidly Ok

    The firm ran up against strong competition.

    run up = bump against= to have to deal with unexpected problems or a difficult opponent

    The tide is running up.

    That offer will run up the price of the stock.

    run up = increase; make or become greater or larger= to make the price or value of something increase

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    All are fine examples of the use of the phrasal verb Ďrun upí but I am not sure about the underlined sentence.

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