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  • EN [ rʌn]
  • US [ rʌn]

English definition


  • 1. a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely;

    • "the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th"
    • "their first tally came in the 3rd inning"
  • 2. the act of testing something;

    • "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"
    • "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"
  • 3. a race run on foot;

    • "she broke the record for the half-mile run"
  • 4. an unbroken series of events;

    • "had a streak of bad luck"
    • "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"
  • 5. (American football) a play in which a player runs with the ball;

    • "the defensive line braced to stop the run"
    • "the coach put great emphasis on running"
  • 6. a regular trip;

    • "the ship made its run in record time"
  • 7. the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace;

    • "he broke into a run"
    • "his daily run keeps him fit"
  • 8. the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation;

    • "the assembly line was on a 12-hour run"
  • 9. unrestricted freedom to use;

    • "he has the run of the house"
  • 10. the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.);

    • "a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint"
  • 11. a small stream

  • 12. a race between candidates for elective office;

    • "I managed his campaign for governor"
    • "he is raising money for a Senate run"
  • 13. a row of unravelled stitches;

    • "she got a run in her stocking"
  • 14. the pouring forth of a fluid

  • 15. an unbroken chronological sequence;

    • "the play had a long run on Broadway"
    • "the team enjoyed a brief run of victories"
  • 16. a short trip;

    • "take a run into town"


  • 1. move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time;

    • "Don't run--you'll be out of breath"
    • "The children ran to the store"
  • 2. flee; take to one's heels; cut and run;

    • "If you see this man, run!"
    • "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
  • 3. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point;

    • "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"
    • "His knowledge doesn't go very far"
    • "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"
    • "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"
  • 4. direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.;

    • "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
  • 5. have a particular form;

    • "the story or argument runs as follows"
    • "as the saying goes..."
  • 6. move along, of liquids;

    • "Water flowed into the cave"
    • "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
  • 7. perform as expected when applied;

    • "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"
    • "Does this old car still run well?"
    • "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
  • 8. change or be different within limits;

    • "Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion"
    • "Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent"
    • "The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals"
    • "My students range from very bright to dull"
  • 9. run, stand, or compete for an office or a position;

    • "Who's running for treasurer this year?"
  • 10. cause to emit recorded sounds;

    • "They ran the tapes over and over again"
    • "Can you play my favorite record?"
  • 11. move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way;

    • "who are these people running around in the building?"
    • "She runs around telling everyone of her troubles"
    • "let the dogs run free"
  • 12. have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined;

    • "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"
    • "These dresses run small"
    • "He inclined to corpulence"
  • 13. carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine;

    • "Run the dishwasher"
    • "run a new program on the Mac"
    • "the computer executed the instruction"
  • 14. be operating, running or functioning;

    • "The car is still running--turn it off!"
  • 15. change from one state to another;

    • "run amok"
    • "run rogue"
    • "run riot"
  • 16. cause to perform;

    • "run a subject"
    • "run a process"
  • 17. be affected by; be subjected to;

    • "run a temperature"
    • "run a risk"
  • 18. continue to exist;

    • "These stories die hard"
    • "The legend of Elvis endures"
  • 19. occur persistently;

    • "Musical talent runs in the family"
  • 20. include as the content; broadcast or publicize;

    • "We ran the ad three times"
    • "This paper carries a restaurant review"
    • "All major networks carried the press conference"
  • 21. carry out;

    • "run an errand"
  • 22. guide or pass over something;

    • "He ran his eyes over her body"
    • "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"
    • "He drew her hair through his fingers"
  • 23. cause something to pass or lead somewhere;

    • "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
  • 24. make without a miss

  • 25. deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor

  • 26. cause an animal to move fast;

    • "run the dogs"
  • 27. be diffused;

    • "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"
  • 28. sail before the wind

  • 29. cover by running; run a certain distance;

    • "She ran 10 miles that day"
  • 30. extend or continue for a certain period of time;

    • "The film runs 5 hours"
  • 31. set animals loose to graze

  • 32. keep company;

    • "the heifers run with the bulls ot produce offspring"
  • 33. run with the ball; in such sports as football

  • 34. travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means;

    • "Run to the store!"
    • "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"
  • 35. travel a route regularly;

    • "Ships ply the waters near the coast"
  • 36. pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals);

    • "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"
    • "The dogs are running deer"
    • "The Duke hunted in these woods"
  • 37. compete in a race;

    • "he is running the Marathon this year"
    • "let's race and see who gets there first"
  • 38. progress by being changed;

    • "The speech has to go through several more drafts"
    • "run through your presentation before the meeting"
  • 39. reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating;

    • "melt butter"
    • "melt down gold"
    • "The wax melted in the sun"
  • 40. come unraveled or undone as if by snagging;

    • "Her nylons were running"
  • 41. become undone;

    • "the sweater unraveled"

Example sentences

  • I will run you in if the bus isn't going into the town because of the snow today.

  • Smith has run away from home, but his family are putting a good face on it.

  • Most cows run dry in about 10 months.

  • The new scheme will run off with a lot of the taxpayer's money.

  • Let's run over to the Browns'this evening.

  • The men got such a fright that they dropped the bag and run away.

  • My first act was to run into the waiting room.

  • The children are full of go. They run and play all day.

  • Mary bragged that she could run faster than Jack.

  • Run the heater at full blast.

  • He can run very fast.

  • They were unable to run the telephone network economically.

  • Didn't he say that just to run me down?

  • She's always on the run.

  • When they came to the fork of the road, his horse turned left into a bypath as if it were possessed with a demon and began to run headlong down the hill.

  • It didn't pay to run such a big plant for a few orders.

  • Buyers cleared the day's cattle run at steady rates.

  • If we don't speak of our achievements, they won't run away . If we don't find out our faults , we'll be in a bad way.

  • He didn't run fast enough to catch the train.

  • The system has the ability to run more than one program at the same time.

  • With three young children to take care of, Helen is kept on the run every minute of the day.

  • Unafraid of attack , they dared ( to ) run such risks.

  • The war could run on for another year yet.

  • It tastes delicious, and makes one run at the mouth.

  • They have gathered the best statistics they can find and run them through their own computers.

Phrase collocation

  • run across

    To find by chance; come upon.

    • He run across a dog.

    • I ran across her in the public library yesterday.

    • She ran across some old letters when she was looking for something else.

    • I just thought you might have run across him before.

    • When did you run across her?

    • We've run across a slight problem.

  • run after

    To pursue; chase.

    To seek the company or attention of for purposes of courting

    • He finally became tired of running after her.

  • run against

    To encounter unexpectedly; run into.

    To work against; oppose

    • found public sentiment running against him.

  • run along

    To go away; leave.

  • run away

    To flee; escape.

    To leave one's home, especially to elope.

    To stampede.

  • run down

    To stop because of lack of force or power

    • The alarm clock finally ran down.

    To become tired.

    To collide with and knock down

    • a pedestrian who was run down by a speeding motorist.

    To chase and capture

    • Detectives ran down the suspects.

    To trace the source of

    • The police ran down all possible leads in the missing-person case.

    To disparage

    • Don't run her down; she is very talented.

    To go over; review

    • run down a list once more.

    &I{Baseball} To put a runner out after trapping him or her between two bases.

  • run in

    To insert or include as something extra

    • ran in an illustration next to the first paragraph.

    &I{Printing} To make a solid body of text without a paragraph or other break.

    &I{Slang} To take into legal custody.

    To go to or seek out the company of in order to socialize; visit

    • We ran in for an hour.

  • run into

    To meet or find by chance

    • ran into an old friend.

    To encounter (something)

    • ran into trouble.

    To collide with.

    To amount to

    • His net worth runs into seven figures.

  • run off

    To print, duplicate, or copy

    • ran off 200 copies of the report.

    To run away; elope.

    To flow off; drain away.

    To decide a contest or competition by a runoff.

    To force or drive off (trespassers, for example).

  • run on

    To keep going; continue.

    • He is always running on about his tax problems.

  • run out

    To become used up; be exhausted

    • Our supplies finally ran out.

    To put out by force; compel to leave

    • We ran him out of town.

    To become void, especially through the passage of time or an omission

    • an insurance policy that had run out.

  • run over

    To collide with, knock down, and often pass over

    • The car ran over a child.

    To read or review quickly

    • run over a speech before giving it.

    To flow over.

    To go beyond a limit

    • The meeting ran over by 30 minutes.

  • run through

    To pierce

    • The soldier was run through by a bayonet.

    To use up quickly

    • She ran through all her money.

    To rehearse quickly

    • Let's run through the first act again.

    To go over the salient points or facts of

    • The crew ran through the preflight procedures. We ran through the witness's testimony before presenting it in court.

  • run up

    To make or become greater or larger

    • ran up huge bills; run up the price of the company's stock.


  • run somebody through the mill

    • She's quite eager to try again,although they really ran her through the mill.

    • The new car was put through the mill.

  • run in

    • Sorry, we had the run-in but it was all my fault.

    • l saw the run-in of the thief.

    • The thieves divided the spoils and hid it in the each own run-in of theirs.

Synonym discrimination

  • flow, run, stream, pour

  • run, jog, race, trot


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