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run

Definitions


[rʌn], (Verb)

Definitions:
- move at a speed faster than a walk, never having both or all the feet on the ground at the same time
(e.g: the dog ran across the road)

- pass or cause to pass quickly in a particular direction
(e.g: the rumour ran through the pack of photographers)

- (with reference to a liquid) flow or cause to flow
(e.g: a small river runs into the sea at one side of the castle)

- extend or cause to extend in a particular direction
(e.g: cobbled streets run down to a tiny harbour)

- (of a bus, train, ferry, or other form of transport) make a regular journey on a particular route
(e.g: buses run into town every half hour)

- be in charge of; manage
(e.g: Andrea runs her own catering business)

- be in or cause to be in operation; function or cause to function
(e.g: the car runs on unleaded fuel)

- continue or be valid or operative for a particular period of time
(e.g: the course ran for two days)

- stand as a candidate in an election
(e.g: he announced that he intended to run for President)

- publish or be published in a newspaper or magazine
(e.g: the tabloid press ran the story)

- bring (goods) into a country illegally and secretly; smuggle
(e.g: they run drugs for the cocaine cartels)

- cost (someone) (a specified amount)
(e.g: a new photocopier will run us about $1,300)

- (of a stocking or pair of tights) develop a ladder.

- provide
(e.g: the wait-and-see game continues until the government runs some ready cash)


Phrases:
- come running
- give someone or something a run for their money
- have a run for one's money
- make a run for it
- on the run
- run a temperature
- run an errand
- run before one can walk
- run dry
- run foul of
- run into the sand
- run one's mouth
- run short
- run someone or something close
- run someone out of town
- run something to earth
- run the show
- run to ruin

Origin:
Old English rinnan, irnan (verb), of Germanic origin, probably reinforced in Middle English by Old Norse rinna, renna. The current form with -u- in the present tense is first recorded in the 16th century


[rʌn], (Noun)

Definitions:
- an act or spell of running
(e.g: I usually go for a run in the morning)

- a journey accomplished or route taken by a vehicle, aircraft, or boat, especially on a regular basis
(e.g: the London–Liverpool run)

- an opportunity or attempt to achieve something
(e.g: their absence means the Russians will have a clear run at the title)

- a continuous spell of a particular situation or condition
(e.g: he's had a run of bad luck)

- a widespread and sudden demand for (a commodity) or a widespread trading in (a currency)
(e.g: there's been a big run on nostalgia toys this year)

- the average or usual type of person or thing
(e.g: the new trooper stood out from the general run of eager youth crowding to enlist)

- a sloping snow-covered course or track used for skiing, bobsleighing, or tobogganing
(e.g: a ski run)

- an enclosed area in which domestic animals or birds may run freely in the open
(e.g: an excellent and safe guinea pig run)

- free and unrestricted use of or access to
(e.g: her cats were given the run of the house)

- a unit of scoring achieved by hitting the ball so that both batters are able to run between the wickets, or awarded in some other circumstances.

- a vertical line of unravelled stitches in stockings or tights; a ladder
(e.g: she had a run in her nylons)

- a downward trickle of paint or a similar substance when applied too thickly
(e.g: varnish should be applied with care to avoid runs and an uneven surface)

- diarrhoea.

- the after part of a ship's bottom where it rises and narrows towards the stern.


Phrases:
- come running
- give someone or something a run for their money
- have a run for one's money
- make a run for it
- on the run
- run a temperature
- run an errand
- run before one can walk
- run dry
- run foul of
- run into the sand
- run one's mouth
- run short
- run someone or something close
- run someone out of town
- run something to earth
- run the show
- run to ruin

Origin:




definition by Oxford Dictionaries




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