Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
vb (intr, adverb)
1. (often foll by with) to associate habitually (with)
2. to behave in a fickle or promiscuous manner
3. informal deceitful or evasive treatment of a person (esp in the phrase give or get the run-around)
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing an arrangement of printed matter in which the column width is narrowed to accommodate an illustration
Switch to new thesaurus
|Verb||1.||run around - play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom"|
play - be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children; "The kids were playing outside all day"; "I used to play with trucks as a little girl"
1. To move swiftly on foot so that both feet leave the ground during each stride:
2. To move swiftly:
bolt, bucket, bustle, dart, dash, festinate, flash, fleet, flit, fly, haste, hasten, hurry, hustle, pelt, race, rocket, rush, sail, scoot, scour, shoot, speed, sprint, tear, trot, whirl, whisk, whiz, wing, zip, zoom.
Chiefly British: nip.
3. To leave hastily:
4. To move or proceed away from a place.Also used with along:
5. To be with as a companion.Also used with around:
Slang: hang out.
Idiom: rub elbows.
6. To look to when in need:
11. To proceed on a certain course or for a certain distance:
To break loose and leave suddenly, as from confinement or from a difficult or threatening situation:
Informal: skip (out).
1. To lose so much strength and power as to become ineffective or motionless:
Slang: poop out.
3. To think, represent, or speak of as small or unimportant:
belittle, decry, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, detract, discount, disparage, downgrade, minimize, slight, talk down.
Idiom: make light of.
1. Slang. To take into custody as a prisoner:
1. To find or meet by chance:
bump into, chance on (or upon), come across, come on (or upon), find, happen on (or upon), light on (or upon), run across, stumble on (or upon), tumble on.
Archaic: alight on (or upon).
Idiom: meet up with.
1. To use all of:
Informal: polish off.
2. To give a recapitulation of the salient facts of:
abstract, epitomize, go over, recapitulate, review, run down, summarize, sum up, synopsize, wrap up.