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run

 (rŭn)
v. ran (răn), run, run·ning, runs
v.intr.
1.
a. To move swiftly on foot so that both or all feet are not on the ground during each stride.
b. To retreat rapidly; flee: When they heard the police siren, they ran.
c. Informal To depart; leave: Sorry, I have to run.
2. To migrate, especially to move in a shoal in order to spawn. Used of fish.
3.
a. To move without hindrance or restraint: We let the dog run in the field.
b. To move or go quickly or hurriedly: run around doing errands.
c. To go when in trouble or distress: He is always running to his lawyer.
d. To make a short, quick trip or visit: ran next door to borrow a cup of sugar; ran down to the store.
4.
a. To take part in a race or contest by running: ran in the marathon; athletes who run for the gold medal.
b. To compete in a race for elected office: ran for mayor.
c. To finish a race or contest in a specified position: ran second.
5. To move freely, as on wheels: The car ran downhill. The drawer runs on small bearings.
6. To travel over a regular route: The ferry runs every hour.
7. Nautical To sail or steer before the wind or on an indicated course: run before a storm.
8.
a. To flow, especially in a steady stream: Fresh water runs from the spring. Turn on the faucet and let the water run.
b. To melt and flow: The flame made the solder run.
c. To emit pus, mucus, or serous fluid: Pollen makes my nose run.
d. To be wet or covered with a liquid: The street ran with blood. The mourners' eyes ran with tears.
e. To spread or dissolve, as dyes in fabric.
f. To have dye spread or dissolve: Colorfast garments are not supposed to run.
9.
a. To extend, stretch, or reach in a certain direction or to a particular point: This road runs to the next town.
b. To extend, spread, or climb as a result of growing: Ivy ran up the wall.
c. To become known or prevalent rapidly in or over an area: disease that ran rampant.
d. To unravel along a line: Her stocking ran.
10.
a. To be valid or in effect, as in a given area: The speed limit runs only to the town line.
b. To be present as a valid accompaniment: Fishing rights run with ownership of the land.
c. To accumulate or accrue: The interest runs from the first of the month.
11. To be in operation; function or work: The engine is running.
12.
a. To pass; elapse: Days ran into weeks.
b. To tend to persist or recur: Stinginess seems to run in that family.
13.
a. To pass into or become subject to a specified condition: We ran into debt.
b. To take a particular form, order, or expression: My reasoning runs thus. The report runs as follows.
c. To tend or incline: Their taste in art runs to the bizarre.
d. To occupy or exist in a certain range: The sizes run from small to large.
14.
a. To be presented or performed: The lecture is running late. The play ran for six months.
b. To be published or broadcast, especially as news: The story ran in the sports section on Sunday.
v.tr.
1.
a. To travel over on foot at a pace faster than a walk: ran the entire distance.
b. To cause (an animal) to move quickly or rapidly: ran the horse around the track.
c. To allow to move without restraint: We like to run the dogs along the beach.
d. To hunt or pursue; chase: dogs running deer.
2. To cause to move quickly: She ran her fingers along the keyboard.
3. Nautical To cause to move on a course: We ran our boat into a cove.
4. To cause to be in a given condition: The toddlers ran me ragged.
5.
a. To cause to compete in a race: He ran two horses in the Kentucky Derby.
b. To present or nominate for elective office: The party ran her for senator.
6.
a. To convey or transport: Run me into town. Run the garbage over to the dump.
b. Football To attempt to advance (the ball) by carrying it.
c. To smuggle: run guns.
7. To pass over or through: run the rapids; run a roadblock.
8.
a. To cause to flow: run water into a tub.
b. To be flowing with: The fountains ran champagne.
9. Metallurgy
a. To melt, fuse, or smelt (metal).
b. To mold or cast (molten metal): run gold into ingots.
10.
a. To cause to extend or pass: run a rope between the poles.
b. To mark or trace on a surface: run a pencil line between two points.
c. To sew with a continuous line of stitches: run a seam.
d. To cause to unravel along a line: She ran her stocking on a splinter.
11. To submit for consideration or review: I'll run the idea by you before I write the proposal.
12.
a. To continue to present or perform: ran the film for a month.
b. To publish in a periodical: run an advertisement.
13.
a. To cause to crash or collide: ran the car into a fence.
b. To cause to penetrate: I ran a pin into my thumb.
14.
a. To subject oneself or be subjected to: run a risk.
b. To have as an ongoing financial obligation: run a deficit; run a tab.
c. To be as a cost for; cost: Those hotel rooms can run you hundreds of dollars a night.
15. Games
a. To score (balls or points) consecutively in billiards: run 15 balls.
b. To clear (the table) in pool by consecutive scores.
16.
a. To cause to function; operate: run a machine.
b. To control, manage, or direct: ran the campaign by himself; a bureau that runs espionage operations.
c. To do or carry out: run errands; run an experiment.
17.
a. Computers To process or execute (a program or instruction).
b. To compare (data) with data in a database or other storage medium: The police ran the license plate number to see if the car was registered.
n.
1.
a. An act or period of running: How was your run this morning?
b. A pace faster than a walk: set off at a brisk run.
2.
a. A distance covered by running or traveling: a 10-mile run.
b. The time taken to cover such a distance: By taxi, it is a two minutes' run from the station.
c. A quick trip or visit: a run into town.
d. A scheduled or regular route: a delivery run.
e. A straight course or short distance followed by an aircraft before dropping a bomb on a target.
f. A stretch or period of riding, as in a race or to the hounds.
g. Sports The distance a golf ball rolls after hitting the ground.
h. Unrestricted freedom or use of an area: We had the run of the library.
3.
a. Sports A running race: the winner of the mile run.
b. A campaign for public office: She managed his successful senatorial run.
4. Baseball A point scored by advancing around the bases and reaching home plate safely.
5. Football A player's act of carrying the ball, usually for a specified distance: a 30-yard run.
6.
a. The migration of fish, especially in order to spawn.
b. A group or school of fish ascending a river in order to spawn.
7.
a. A track or slope along or down which something can travel: a logging run.
b. A pipe or channel through which something flows.
c. Sports A particular type of passage down a hill or across country experienced by an athlete, such as a skier or bobsledder: had two very good runs before the end of the day.
d. A trail or way made or frequented by animals.
e. An outdoor enclosure for domestic animals or poultry: a dog run.
f. Australian & New Zealand A tract of open land used for raising livestock; a ranch.
8.
a. A continuous length or extent of something: a five-foot run of tubing.
b. The direction, configuration, or lie of something: the run of the grain in leather.
c. Nautical The immersed part of a ship's hull abaft of the middle body.
d. A length of torn or unraveled stitches in a knitted fabric.
e. Geology A vein or seam, as of ore or rock.
9.
a. A continuous period of operation, especially of a machine or factory: gave the new furnace a run.
b. The production achieved during such a period: a press run of 15,000 copies.
c. Computers An execution of a specific program or instruction.
10.
a. A movement or flow: a run of sap.
b. The duration or amount of such a flow.
c. A drip of paint or a mark left by such a drip.
d. Eastern Lower Northern US See creek.
e. A fall or slide, as of sand or mud.
11.
a. An unbroken series or sequence: a run of dry summers.
b. Games A continuous sequence of playing cards in one suit.
c. An unbroken sequence or period of performances or presentations, as in the theater.
d. A successful sequence of actions, such as well-played shots or victories in a sport.
e. Music A rapid sequence of notes.
f. A series of unexpected and urgent demands, as by depositors or customers: a run on a bank.
12.
a. A sustained state or condition: a run of good luck.
b. A trend or tendency: the run of events.
13. The average type, group, or category: The broad run of voters want the candidate to win.
14. runs Informal Diarrhea. Often used with the.
adj.
1. Being in a melted or molten state: run butter; run gold.
2. Completely exhausted from running.
Phrasal Verbs:
run across
To find by chance; come upon.
run after
1. To pursue; chase.
2. To seek the company or attention of for purposes of courting: He finally became tired of running after her.
run against
1. To encounter unexpectedly; run into.
2. To work against; oppose: found public sentiment running against him.
run along
To go away; leave.
run away
1. To flee; escape.
2. To leave one's home, especially to elope.
3. To stampede.
run down
1. To stop because of lack of force or power: The alarm clock finally ran down.
2. To cause or allow (the time remaining in a sports contest) to elapse.
3. To make tired; cause to decline in vigor.
4.
a. To collide with and knock down: a pedestrian who was run down by a speeding motorist.
b. Nautical To collide with and cause to sink.
5. To chase and capture: Detectives ran down the suspects.
6. To trace the source of: The police ran down all possible leads in the case.
7. To disparage: Don't run her down; she is very talented.
8. To go over; review: run down a list once more.
9. Baseball To put a runner out after trapping him or her between two bases.
run in
1. To insert or include as something extra: ran in an illustration next to the first paragraph.
2. Printing To make a solid body of text without a paragraph or other break.
3. Slang To take into legal custody.
4. To pay a casual visit: We ran in for an hour.
run into
1. To meet or find by chance: ran into an old friend.
2. To encounter (something): ran into trouble.
3. To collide with.
4. To amount to: His net worth runs into seven figures.
run off
1. To print, duplicate, or copy: ran off 200 copies of the report.
2. To run away; elope.
3. To flow off; drain away.
4. To decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff.
5. To force or drive off (trespassers, for example).
run on
1. To keep going; continue.
2. To talk volubly, persistently, and usually inconsequentially: He is always running on about his tax problems.
3. To continue a text without a formal break.
run out
1. To become used up; be exhausted: Our supplies finally ran out.
2. To put out by force; compel to leave: We ran him out of town.
3. To become void, especially through the passage of time or an omission: an insurance policy that had run out.
4. To cause or allow (the time remaining in a sports contest) to elapse.
run over
1. To collide with, knock down, and often pass over: The car ran over a child.
2. To read or review quickly: run over a speech before giving it.
3. To flow over.
4. To go beyond a limit: The meeting ran over by 30 minutes.
run through
1. To pierce: The soldier was run through by a bayonet.
2. To use up quickly: She ran through all her money.
3. To rehearse quickly: Let's run through the first act again.
4. 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 with
1. To keep company: runs with a wild crowd.
2. To take as one's own; adopt: "[He] was determined to run with the idea and go public before it had been researched" (Betty Cuniberti).
Idioms:
a run for (one's) money
Strong competition.
in the long run
In the final analysis or outcome.
in the short run
In the immediate future.
on the run
1.
a. In rapid retreat: guerrillas on the run after an ambush.
b. In hiding: fugitives on the run.
2. Hurrying busily from place to place: executives always on the run from New York to Los Angeles.
run a temperature/fever
To have a higher than normal body temperature.
run away with
1.
a. To make off with hurriedly.
b. To steal.
2. To be greater or bigger than others in (a performance, for example).
run foul/afoul of
1. To run into; collide with: a sloop that had run foul of the submerged reef.
2. To come into conflict with: a pickpocket who ran foul of the law.
run in place
To go through the movements of running without leaving one's original position.
run interference
To deal with problems or difficult matters for someone else.
run off at the mouth
To talk excessively or indiscreetly.
run off with
To capture or carry off: ran off with the state championship.
run (one's) eyes over
To look at or read in a cursory manner.
run out of
To exhaust the supply of: ran out of fuel.
run out of gas/steam Slang
1. To exhaust one's energy or enthusiasm.
2. To falter or come to a stop because of a lack of capital, support, or enthusiasm.
run out on
To abandon: has run out on the family.
run rings around
To be markedly superior to.
run scared Informal
To become intimidated or frightened.
run short
To become scanty or insufficient in supply: Fuel oil ran short during the winter.
run short of
To use up so that a supply becomes insufficient or scanty: ran short of paper clips.
run to earth/ground
1. To pursue (a hunted animal) to its den or lair.
2. To search for and find (someone or something).
3. To investigate (something) fully, usually with success.

[Middle English ernen, runnen, from Old English rinnan, eornan, earnan, and from Old Norse rinna; see rei- in Indo-European roots.]
Our Living Language Traditional terms for "a small, fast-flowing stream" vary throughout the eastern United States especially and are enshrined in many place names. Speakers in the eastern part of the Lower North (including Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, and southern Pennsylvania) use the word run. Speakers in the Hudson Valley and Catskills, the Dutch settlement areas of New York State, may call such a stream a kill. Brook has come to be used throughout the Northeast. Southerners refer to a branch, and throughout the rural northern United States the term is often crick, a variant of creek.

run

(rʌn)
vb, runs, running, ran or run
1. (Zoology) (intr)
a. (of a two-legged creature) to move on foot at a rapid pace so that both feet are off the ground together for part of each stride
b. (of a four-legged creature) to move at a rapid gait; gallop or canter
2. (tr) to pass over (a distance, route, etc) in running: to run a mile; run a race.
3. (General Sporting Terms) (intr) to run in or finish a race as specified, esp in a particular position: John is running third.
4. (tr) to perform or accomplish by or as if by running: to run an errand.
5. (intr) to flee; run away: they took to their heels and ran.
6. (tr) to bring into a specified state or condition by running: to run oneself to a standstill.
7. (Hunting) (tr) to track down or hunt (an animal): to run a fox to earth.
8. (intr) to move about freely and without restraint: the children are running in the garden.
9. (usually foll by: to) to go or have recourse, as for aid, assistance, etc: he's always running to his mother when he's in trouble.
10. (Agriculture) (tr) to set (animals) loose on (a field or tract of land) so as to graze freely
11. (intr; often foll by over, round, or up) to make a short trip or brief informal visit: I'll run over to your house this afternoon.
12. to move quickly and easily on wheels by rolling, or in any of certain other ways: a ball running along the ground; a sledge running over snow.
13. to move or cause to move with a specified result or in a specified manner: to run a ship aground; to run into a tree.
14. (often foll by over) to move or pass or cause to move or pass quickly: to run a vacuum cleaner over the carpet; to run one's eyes over a page.
15. (tr; foll by into, out of, through, etc) to force, thrust, or drive: she ran a needle into her finger.
16. (Automotive Engineering) (tr) to drive or maintain and operate (a vehicle)
17. (Automotive Engineering) (tr) to give a lift to (someone) in a vehicle; transport: he ran her to the railway station.
18. to ply or cause to ply between places on a route: the bus runs from Piccadilly to Golders Green.
19. to operate or be operated; function or cause to function: the engine is running smoothly.
20. (tr) to perform or carry out: to run tests.
21. (tr) to be in charge of; manage: to run a company.
22. to extend or continue or cause to extend or continue in a particular direction, for a particular duration or distance, etc: the road runs north; the play ran for two years; the months ran into years.
23. (Law) (intr) law
a. to have legal force or effect: the lease runs for two more years.
b. to accompany; be an integral part of or adjunct to: an easement runs with the land.
24. (tr) to be subjected to, be affected by, or incur: to run a risk; run a temperature.
25. (often foll by: to) to be characterized (by); tend or incline: her taste runs to extravagant hats; to run to fat.
26. (intr) to recur persistently or be inherent: red hair runs in my family.
27. to cause or allow (liquids) to flow or (of liquids) to flow, esp in a manner specified: water ran from the broken pipe; the well has run dry.
28. (intr) to melt and flow: the wax grew hot and began to run.
29. (Metallurgy) metallurgy
a. to melt or fuse
b. (tr) to mould or cast (molten metal): to run lead into ingots.
30. (Physical Geography) (intr) (of waves, tides, rivers, etc) to rise high, surge, or be at a specified height: a high sea was running that night.
31. (intr) to be diffused: the colours in my dress ran when I washed it.
32. (Knitting & Sewing) (intr) (of stitches) to unravel or come undone or (of a garment) to have stitches unravel or come undone: if you pull that thread, the whole seam will run.
33. (Knitting & Sewing) to sew (an article) with continuous stitches
34. (Botany) (intr) (of growing vines, creepers, etc) to trail, spread, or climb: ivy running over a cottage wall.
35. (intr) to spread or circulate quickly: a rumour ran through the town.
36. (intr) to be stated or reported: his story runs as follows.
37. (Journalism & Publishing) to publish or print or be published or printed in a newspaper, magazine, etc: they ran his story in the next issue.
38. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often foll by for) chiefly US and Canadian to be a candidate or present as a candidate for political or other office: Anderson is running for president.
39. (tr) to get past or through; evade: to run a blockade.
40. (tr) to deal in (arms, etc), esp by importing illegally: he runs guns for the rebels.
41. (Nautical Terms) nautical to sail (a vessel, esp a sailing vessel) or (of such a vessel) to be sailed with the wind coming from astern
42. (Zoology) (intr) (of fish)
a. to migrate upstream from the sea, esp in order to spawn
b. to swim rapidly in any area of water, esp during migration
43. (Cricket) (tr) cricket to score (a run or number of runs) by hitting the ball and running between the wickets
44. (Billiards & Snooker) (tr) billiards snooker to make (a number of successful shots) in sequence
45. (Golf) (tr) golf to hit (the ball) so that it rolls along the ground
46. (Bridge) (tr) bridge to cash (all one's winning cards in a long suit) successively
47. run a bath to turn on the taps to fill a bath with water for bathing oneself
48. run close to compete closely with; present a serious challenge to: he got the job, but a younger man ran him close.
49. run for it informal to attempt to escape from arrest, etc, by running
50. be run off one's feet to be extremely busy
n
51. an act, instance, or period of running
52. a gait, pace, or motion faster than a walk: she went off at a run.
53. a distance covered by running or a period of running: a run of ten miles.
54. (Automotive Engineering) an act, instance, or period of travelling in a vehicle, esp for pleasure: to go for a run in the car.
55. free and unrestricted access: we had the run of the house and garden for the whole summer.
56. (Computer Science)
a. a period of time during which a machine, computer, etc, operates
b. the amount of work performed in such a period
57. (General Engineering)
a. a period of time during which a machine, computer, etc, operates
b. the amount of work performed in such a period
58. a continuous or sustained period: a run of good luck.
59. (Theatre) a continuous sequence of performances: the play had a good run.
60. (Card Games) cards a sequence of winning cards in one suit, usually more than five: a run of spades.
61. tendency or trend: the run of the market.
62. type, class, or category: the usual run of graduates.
63. (usually foll by on) a continuous and urgent demand: a run on butter; a run on the dollar.
64. (Knitting & Sewing) a series of unravelled stitches, esp in stockings or tights; ladder
65. the characteristic pattern or direction of something: the run of the grain on a piece of wood.
66. (Mining & Quarrying)
a. a continuous vein or seam of ore, coal, etc
b. the direction in which it lies
67.
a. a period during which water or other liquid flows
b. the amount of such a flow
68. a pipe, channel, etc, through which water or other liquid flows
69. (Physical Geography) US a small stream
70. (Skiing) a steeply inclined pathway or course, esp a snow-covered one used for skiing and bobsleigh racing. See also green run, blue run, red run, black run
71. (Individual Sports, other than specified) a steeply inclined pathway or course, esp a snow-covered one used for skiing and bobsleigh racing. See also green run, blue run, red run, black run
72. (Agriculture) an enclosure for domestic fowls or other animals, in which they have free movement: a chicken run.
73. (Agriculture) (esp in Australia and New Zealand) a tract of land for grazing livestock
74. (Zoology) a track or area frequented by animals: a deer run; a rabbit run.
75. (Zoology) a group of animals of the same species moving together
76. (Zoology) the migration of fish upstream in order to spawn
77. (Nautical Terms) nautical
a. the tack of a sailing vessel in which the wind comes from astern
b. part of the hull of a vessel near the stern where it curves upwards and inwards
78. (Military) military
a. a mission in a warplane
b. short for bombing run
79. (Aeronautics) the movement of an aircraft along the ground during takeoff or landing
80. (Music, other) music a rapid scalelike passage of notes
81. (Cricket) cricket a score of one, normally achieved by both batsmen running from one end of the wicket to the other after one of them has hit the ball. Compare extra6, boundary2c
82. (Baseball) baseball an instance of a batter touching all four bases safely, thereby scoring
83. (Golf) golf the distance that a ball rolls after hitting the ground
84. a run for one's money informal
a. a strong challenge or close competition
b. pleasure derived from an activity
85. in the long run as the eventual outcome of a sequence of events, actions, etc; ultimately
86. in the short run as the immediate outcome of a series of events, etc
87. on the run
a. escaping from arrest; fugitive
b. in rapid flight; retreating: the enemy is on the run.
c. hurrying from place to place: she's always on the run.
88. (Pathology) the runs slang diarrhoea
[Old English runnen, past participle of (ge)rinnan; related to Old Frisian, Old Norse rinna, Old Saxon, Gothic, Old High German rinnan]

run

(rʌn)

v. ran, run, run•ning,
n., adj. v.i.
1. to go quickly by moving the legs more rapidly than at a walk and in such a manner that for an instant in each step all or both feet are off the ground.
2. to move or pass quickly.
3. to depart quickly; flee.
4. to have recourse for aid, comfort, etc.: He is always running to his parents.
5. to make a quick trip or visit: to run up to New York.
6. to move freely and without restraint: to run about in the park.
7. to move or roll forward: The ball ran into the street.
8.
a. to take part in a race or contest.
b. to finish a race in a specified sequence: The horse ran second.
c. to advance a football by carrying it, as opposed to throwing or passing it.
9. to be a candidate for election.
10. (of fish) to migrate, as upstream or inshore for spawning.
11. (of a ship) to be sailed or driven from a proper or given route: to run aground.
12. to ply between places: The bus runs between New Haven and Hartford.
13. to creep, trail, or climb, as growing vines.
14. to unravel, as stitches or a fabric.
15. to flow in or as if in a stream: Tears ran from her eyes.
16. to include a specific range of variations: Your work runs from fair to bad.
17. to spread on being applied to a surface, as a liquid.
18. to undergo a spreading of colors: materials that run when washed.
19. to operate or function: the noise of a dishwasher running.
20. to encounter a certain condition: to run into trouble.
21. to amount; total: The bill ran to $100.
22. to be stated or worded: The text runs as follows.
23. Law.
a. to have legal force or effect, as a writ.
b. to go along: The easement runs with the land.
24. to continue, extend, or stretch: The story runs for eight pages.
25. to appear in print: The story ran in all the papers.
26. to be performed: The play ran for two years.
27. to last: The movie runs for three hours.
28. to spread rapidly: The news ran all over town.
29. to recur persistently: Musical ability runs in my family.
30. to tend to have a specified quality, form, etc.: This novel runs to long descriptions.
31. to be of a certain size, number, etc.: Potatoes are running large this year.
32. to sail before the wind.
v.t.
33. to move along (a surface, path, etc.): She ran her fingers over the keyboard.
34. to traverse (a distance) in running: He ran the mile in under four minutes.
35. to perform or accomplish by or as if by running: to run an errand; to run a race.
36. to ride or cause to gallop.
37. to enter in a race.
38. to pursue or hunt, as game: to run deer on foot.
39. to drive (an animal): to run a fox to cover.
40. to cause to ply: to run a ferry between New York and New Jersey.
41. to convey or transport: I'll run you home in my car.
42. to cause to pass quickly: He ran a comb through his hair.
43. to get past or through: to run a blockade.
44. to disregard (a red traffic light) and continue ahead without stopping.
45. to smuggle (contraband goods).
46. to operate or drive: Can you run a tractor?
47. to print or publish: The paper ran the story on page one.
48. to allow (a ship, automobile, etc.) to depart from a proper or given route: ran the car up on the curb.
49. to sponsor as a candidate for election.
50. to manage or conduct: to run a business.
51. to process (the instructions in a program) by computer.
52. (in some games, as billiards) to continue or complete (a series of successful shots, strokes, or the like).
53. to expose oneself to (danger, a risk, etc.).
54. to cause (a liquid) to flow.
55. to fill (a tub or bath) with water.
56. to pour forth or discharge (a liquid).
57. to cause to move freely: to run a rope in a pulley.
58. to cause (a golf ball) to roll forward after landing from a stroke.
59. to sew in a running stitch.
60. to cause stitches in (a knitted fabric) to unravel: to run a stocking.
61. to bring or lead into a certain condition: They ran themselves into debt.
62. to drive, force, or thrust.
63. to graze; pasture.
64. to extend in a particular direction or to a given place: to run a cable under the road.
65. to cause to fuse and flow, as metal.
66. to cost (an amount): This watch runs $30.
67. to cost (a person) an amount: The car repair will run you $90.
68. run across, to meet or find accidentally.
69. run after,
a. to chase or pursue.
b. to seek to acquire.
70. run along, to leave; go away: Run along, little girl.
71. run around,
a. to engage in many and varied activities.
b. to be engaged in more than one romantic involvement.
72. run away, to flee or escape, esp. with no intent to return.
73. run away with,
a. to go away with, esp. to elope with.
b. to abscond with; steal.
c. to surpass others in.
d. to get by surpassing others, as a prize.
e. to overwhelm; get the better of: Sometimes his enthusiasm runs away with him.
74. run down,
a. to strike and overturn, esp. with a vehicle.
b. to chase after and seize: to run down criminals.
c. to read through quickly.
d. to cease operation; stop.
e. to speak disparagingly of.
f. to search out; find: to run down information.
g. Baseball. to tag out (a base runner) between bases.
75. run in,
a. to pay a casual visit.
b. to arrest.
c. Also, run on. to add (matter) to text without indenting.
76. run into,
a. to collide with.
b. to meet accidentally.
c. to amount to; total.
d. to become contiguous or virtually intermingled: one year running into the next.
77. run in with, to sail close to (a coast, vessel, etc.).
78. run off,
a. to leave quickly; run away.
b. to create quickly and easily: to run off a term paper in an hour.
c. to drive away; expel.
d. to print or duplicate: to run off 500 copies.
79. run off with,
a. to steal; abscond with.
b. to elope with.
80. run on,
a. to continue without relief or interruption.
b. to add at the end of a text.
81. run out,
a. to terminate; expire.
b. to become used up.
c. to drive out; expel.
82. run out of, to use up a supply of.
83. run out on, to withdraw one's support from; abandon.
84. run over,
a. to hit and drive over with a vehicle, esp. so as to injure severely.
b. to go beyond; exceed: His speech ran over the time limit.
c. to repeat; review: Let's run over that song again.
d. to overflow, as a container.
85. run through,
a. to pierce or stab, as with a sword.
b. to consume or squander.
c. to practice or rehearse.
86. run up,
a. to sew rapidly.
b. to amass; incur: running up huge debts.
c. to cause to increase; raise: to run up costs.
d. to build, esp. hurriedly.
87. run with,
a. to proceed with: If the board likes the idea, we'll run with it.
b. to carry out with enthusiasm or speed.
n.
88. an act or instance of running: a five-minute run.
89. a fleeing; flight.
90. a running pace.
91. an act or instance of moving rapidly, as in a boat or automobile.
92. the distance covered, as by running or racing.
93. the distance a golf ball rolls after landing from a stroke.
94. a quick trip.
95. a routine or regular trip.
96. any portion of a military flight during which the aircraft flies directly toward the target in order to begin its attack: a strafing run.
97. the rapid movement, under its own power, of an aircraft on a runway, water, or another surface.
98. a period of continuous operation of a machine.
99. the amount of anything produced in such a period: a daily run of 400,000 gallons of paint.
100. pressrun.
101. a place in knitted work where a series of stitches have come undone.
102. the direction of something or of its elements: the run of the grain in wood.
103. trend or tendency: the normal run of events.
104. freedom to move around in or use something: to have the run of the house.
105. a continuous series of performances or presentations: a run of two years on Broadway.
106. an uninterrupted course or spell: a run of good luck.
107. a continuous extent of something, as a vein of ore.
108. an uninterrupted series or sequence: a run of 10 winning games.
109. a sequence of cards in a given suit: run of hearts.
110. any extensive and continued demand: a run on umbrellas.
111. a series of sudden and urgent demands for payment, as on a bank.
112. a period of being in demand or favor.
113. a small stream; brook; rivulet.
114. a flow or rush, as of oil or water.
115. a kind or class, as of goods.
116. the typical or ordinary kind.
117. an inclined course, as on a slope: a bobsled run.
118. a trough or pipe for water or the like.
119. a large enclosure for domestic animals: a sheep run.
120. the usual trail of a group of animals: a deer run.
121. the movement of fish upstream or inshore, as for spawning.
122. a number of animals moving together.
123. Music. a rapid succession of notes; scale.
124. Baseball. the score unit made by safely running around all the bases and reaching home plate.
125. a series of successful shots, strokes, or the like in a game.
126. the runs, (used with a sing. or pl. v.) Informal. diarrhea.
adj.
127. melted or liquefied: run butter.
128. poured in a melted state, as into a mold: run bronze.
Idioms:
1. in the long run, in the course of long experience.
2. in the short run, in the near or immediate future.
3. on the run,
a. scurrying about to perform one's activities.
b. while rushing to get somewhere: eating breakfast on the run.
c. moving from place to place so as to hide from the police.
4. run afoul of,
a. Naut. to collide with so as to cause damage and entanglement.
b. to encounter or engender the animosity of; anger: to run afoul of the law.
5. run a fever or temperature, to have or be affected by a fever.
6. run for it, to flee hurriedly, esp. to escape danger.
7. run scared, to be apprehensive about one's personal or professional survival.
8. run short, to be in insufficient supply: My patience is running short.
9. run wild,
a. to grow unchecked.
b. to behave with lack of restraint or control.
[before 900; (v.) Middle English rinnen, rennen, partly < Old Norse rinna, renna, partly continuing Old English rinnan, iernan, iornan (c. Old Frisian rinna, Old Saxon, Old High German rinnan, Old Norse rinna, Gothic rinnan)]

run

1. That part of a flight of one photographic reconnaissance aircraft during which photographs are taken.
2. The transit of a sweeper-sweep combination or of a mine-hunter operating its equipment through a lap. This term may also be applied to a transit of any formation of sweepers.

Run

 an assemblage or school of fish that migrate.
Examples: run of eels, 1892; of fish; of salmon, 1887; of whales, 1820.

run


Past participle: run
Gerund: running

Imperative
run
run
Present
I run
you run
he/she/it runs
we run
you run
they run
Preterite
I ran
you ran
he/she/it ran
we ran
you ran
they ran
Present Continuous
I am running
you are running
he/she/it is running
we are running
you are running
they are running
Present Perfect
I have run
you have run
he/she/it has run
we have run
you have run
they have run
Past Continuous
I was running
you were running
he/she/it was running
we were running
you were running
they were running
Past Perfect
I had run
you had run
he/she/it had run
we had run
you had run
they had run
Future
I will run
you will run
he/she/it will run
we will run
you will run
they will run
Future Perfect
I will have run
you will have run
he/she/it will have run
we will have run
you will have run
they will have run
Future Continuous
I will be running
you will be running
he/she/it will be running
we will be running
you will be running
they will be running
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been running
you have been running
he/she/it has been running
we have been running
you have been running
they have been running
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been running
you will have been running
he/she/it will have been running
we will have been running
you will have been running
they will have been running
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been running
you had been running
he/she/it had been running
we had been running
you had been running
they had been running
Conditional
I would run
you would run
he/she/it would run
we would run
you would run
they would run
Past Conditional
I would have run
you would have run
he/she/it would have run
we would have run
you would have run
they would have run

run

1. A command to tell a computer to carry out a program. Can also imply loading, execution and output of a whole package.
2. Scored by a batter who progressively reaches first, second, third, and home bases without being put out.
3. Score usually achieved after one batsman has hit the ball and each batsman has run safely to reach the opposite wicket.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.run - a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safelyrun - 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"
score - the act of scoring in a game or sport; "the winning score came with less than a minute left to play"
earned run - a run that was not scored as the result of an error by the other team
unearned run - a run that was scored as a result of an error by the other team
rbi, run batted in - a run that is the result of the batter's performance; "he had more than 100 rbi last season"
2.run - the act of testing somethingrun - 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"
attempt, effort, try, endeavor, endeavour - earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
assay - a quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.
clinical test, clinical trial - a rigorously controlled test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on human subjects; in the United States it is conducted under the direction of the FDA before being made available for general clinical use
double blind - a test procedure in which the identity of those receiving the intervention is concealed from both the administrators and the subjects until after the test is completed; designed to reduce or eliminate bias in the results
preclinical phase, preclinical test, preclinical trial - a laboratory test of a new drug or a new invasive medical device on animal subjects; conducted to gather evidence justifying a clinical trial
audition, tryout - a test of the suitability of a performer
field trial - a test of young hunting dogs to determine their skill in pointing and retrieving
trying on, try-on, fitting - putting clothes on to see whether they fit
Ministry of Transportation test, MOT test, MOT - a compulsory annual test of older motor vehicles for safety and exhaust fumes
pilot program, pilot project - activity planned as a test or trial; "they funded a pilot project in six states"
Snellen test - a test of visual acuity using a Snellen chart
3.run - a race run on footrun - a race run on foot; "she broke the record for the half-mile run"
race - a contest of speed; "the race is to the swift"
fun run, funrun - a footrace run for fun (often including runners who are sponsored for a charity)
marathon - a footrace of 26 miles 385 yards
obstacle race - a race in which competitors must negotiate obstacles
steeplechase - a footrace of usually 3000 meters over a closed track with hurdles and a water jump
track event - a footrace performed on a track (indoor or outdoor)
4.run - an unbroken series of events; "had a streak of bad luck"; "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"
succession - a group of people or things arranged or following in order; "a succession of stalls offering soft drinks"; "a succession of failures"
losing streak - a streak of losses
winning streak - a streak of wins
5.run - (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing teamrun - (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running"
American football, American football game - a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
football play - (American football) a play by the offensive team
draw play, draw - (American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage
end run, sweep - (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
return - (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble
reverse - (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction
rushing, rush - (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line; "the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"
6.run - a regular trip; "the ship made its run in record time"
trip - a journey for some purpose (usually including the return); "he took a trip to the shopping center"
7.run - the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; "he broke into a run"; "his daily run keeps him fit"
locomotion, travel - self-propelled movement
sprint, dash - a quick run
8.run - 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"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
press run, print run - the period that presses run to produce an issue of a newspaper
run-time - (computer science) the length of time it takes to execute a software program
9.run - unrestricted freedom to use; "he has the run of the house"
liberty - freedom of choice; "liberty of opinion"; "liberty of worship"; "liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases"; "at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes"
10.run - the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.); "a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint"
indefinite quantity - an estimated quantity
11.run - a small streamrun - a small stream      
stream, watercourse - a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
12.run - a race between candidates for elective officerun - a race between candidates for elective office; "I managed his campaign for governor"; "he is raising money for a Senate run"
race - any competition; "the race for the presidency"
campaign for governor, governor's race - a race for election to the governorship
senate campaign, senate race - a race for election to the senate
13.run - a row of unravelled stitches; "she got a run in her stocking"
damage, impairment, harm - the occurrence of a change for the worse
14.run - the pouring forth of a fluid
flow, flowing - the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
spirt, spurt, squirt, jet - the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
leakage, outflow, leak, escape - the discharge of a fluid from some container; "they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"; "he had to clean up the leak"
15.run - an unbroken chronological sequence; "the play had a long run on Broadway"; "the team enjoyed a brief run of victories"
chronological sequence, chronological succession, succession, successiveness, sequence - a following of one thing after another in time; "the doctor saw a sequence of patients"
16.run - a short trip; "take a run into town"
trip - a journey for some purpose (usually including the return); "he took a trip to the shopping center"
Verb1.run - 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"
trot, clip, jog - run at a moderately swift pace
scamper, scurry, scuttle, skitter - to move about or proceed hurriedly; "so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground"
run - cover by running; run a certain distance; "She ran 10 miles that day"
romp - run easily and fairly fast
run bases - run around the bases, in baseball
streak - run naked in a public place
run - run with the ball; in such sports as football
outrun - run faster than; "in this race, I managed to outran everybody else"
jog - run for exercise; "jog along the canal"
sprint - run very fast, usually for a short distance
lope - run easily
hurry, travel rapidly, zip, speed - move very fast; "The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"
rush - run with the ball, in football
hare - run quickly, like a hare; "He hared down the hill"
frisk, frolic, gambol, lark, lark about, rollick, romp, run around, skylark, cavort, disport, sport - play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom"
fly the coop, head for the hills, hightail it, lam, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail, run, bunk, break away, escape - flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
2.run - fleerun - flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
go forth, leave, go away - go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"
flee, take flight, fly - run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled"
skedaddle - run away, as if in a panic
3.run - 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"
be - occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?"
come - extend or reach; "The water came up to my waist"; "The sleeves come to your knuckles"
ray, radiate - extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center; "spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel"; "This plants radiate spines in all directions"
range, run - 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"
go deep, go far - extend in importance or range; "His accomplishments go far"
line, run along - be in line with; form a line along; "trees line the riverbank"
4.run - direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
financier - conduct financial operations, often in an unethical manner
direct - be in charge of
work - operate in or through; "Work the phones"
block - run on a block system; "block trains"
warm up - run until the normal working temperature is reached; "We warmed up the car for a few minutes"
5.run - have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..."
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
6.run - move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
flush - flow freely; "The garbage flushed down the river"
jet, gush - issue in a jet; come out in a jet; stream or spring forth; "Water jetted forth"; "flames were jetting out of the building"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
tide, surge - rise or move forward; "surging waves"
circulate - move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point; "Blood circulates in my veins"; "The air here does not circulate"
eddy, purl, whirlpool, swirl, whirl - flow in a circular current, of liquids
waste, run off - run off as waste; "The water wastes back into the ocean"
run down - move downward; "The water ran down"
pour - flow in a spurt; "Water poured all over the floor"
spill, run out - flow, run or fall out and become lost; "The milk spilled across the floor"; "The wine spilled onto the table"
well out, stream - flow freely and abundantly; "Tears streamed down her face"
dribble, trickle, filter - run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady stream; "water trickled onto the lawn from the broken hose"; "reports began to dribble in"
drain, run out - flow off gradually; "The rain water drains into this big vat"
ooze, seep - pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings
gutter - flow in small streams; "Tears guttered down her face"
brim over, overflow, well over, run over, overrun - flow or run over (a limit or brim)
7.run - 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"
double - do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions; "She doubles as his wife and secretary"
roll - begin operating or running; "The cameras were rolling"; "The presses are already rolling"
run - be operating, running or functioning; "The car is still running--turn it off!"
cut - function as a cutting instrument; "This knife cuts well"
work - operate in or through; "Work the phones"
service, serve - be used by; as of a utility; "The sewage plant served the neighboring communities"; "The garage served to shelter his horses"
8.run - 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"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
extend, run, lead, pass, go - 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"
lead, run - cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
9.run - run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's running for treasurer this year?"
race, run - compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"
stump - travel through a district and make political speeches; "the candidate stumped the Northeast"
rerun - run again for office; "Bush wants to rerun in 1996"
whistlestop - tour the country in order to solicit votes for an election
cross-file, register - have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties
10.run - cause to emit recorded audio or video; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "I'll play you my favorite record"; "He never tires of playing that video"
run - cause to perform; "run a subject"; "run a process"
play - emit recorded sound; "The tape was playing for hours"; "the stereo was playing Beethoven when I entered"
execute, run - 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"
11.run - 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"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
run - travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; "Run to the store!"; "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"
run - set animals loose to graze
12.run - 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"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
take kindly to - be willing or inclined to accept; "He did not take kindly to my critical remarks"
suffer - be given to; "She suffers from a tendency to talk too much"
gravitate - move toward; "The conversation gravitated towards politics"
13.run - be operating, running or functioning; "The car is still running--turn it off!"
function, operate, work, run, go - 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"
idle, tick over - run disconnected or idle; "the engine is idling"
14.run - change from one state to another; "run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot"
become, get, go - enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!"
15.run - cause to perform; "run a subject"; "run a process"
process, treat - subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill"
rerun - cause to perform again; "We have to rerun the subjects--they misunderstood the instructions"
run, play - cause to emit recorded audio or video; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "I'll play you my favorite record"; "He never tires of playing that video"
16.run - be affected by; be subjected to; "run a temperature"; "run a risk"
incur - make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to; "People who smoke incur a great danger to their health"
17.run - continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
continue - exist over a prolonged period of time; "The bad weather continued for two more weeks"
carry over - transfer or persist from one stage or sphere of activity to another
run - occur persistently; "Musical talent runs in the family"
reverberate - have a long or continuing effect; "The discussions with my teacher reverberated throughout my adult life"
18.run - occur persistently; "Musical talent runs in the family"
occur - to be found to exist; "sexism occurs in many workplaces"; "precious stones occur in a large area in Brazil"
die hard, persist, prevail, endure, run - continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
19.run - 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"
run, play - cause to emit recorded audio or video; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "I'll play you my favorite record"; "He never tires of playing that video"
enforce, implement, apply - ensure observance of laws and rules; "Apply the rules to everyone";
step - cause (a computer) to execute a single command
20.run - 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"
disseminate, pass around, circulate, diffuse, broadcast, circularise, circularize, spread, disperse, propagate, distribute - cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
21.run - carry out; "run an errand"
accomplish, carry out, carry through, fulfil, fulfill, action, execute - put in effect; "carry out a task"; "execute the decision of the people"; "He actioned the operation"
22.run - pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
rub - move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin"
string, thread, draw - thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries"
thread - pass through or into; "thread tape"; "thread film"
thread - pass a thread through; "thread a needle"
lead, run - cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
23.run - cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
guide, pass, run, draw - pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
make pass, pass - cause to pass; "She passed around the plates"
range, run - 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"
24.run - make without a miss
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
bring home the bacon, deliver the goods, succeed, win, come through - attain success or reach a desired goal; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"
25.run - deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
ply, run - travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast"
merchandise, trade - engage in the trade of; "he is merchandising telephone sets"
26.run - cause an animal to move fast; "run the dogs"
hunt, hunt down, track down, run - 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"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
27.run - be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"
melt, melt down, run - 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"
diffuse, fan out, spread out, spread - move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"
crock - release color when rubbed, of badly dyed fabric
28.run - sail before the wind
sail - travel on water propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"; "the ship sails on"
29.run - cover by running; run a certain distance; "She ran 10 miles that day"
run - 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"
go across, pass, go through - go across or through; "We passed the point where the police car had parked"; "A terrible thought went through his mind"
30.run - extend or continue for a certain period of time; "The film runs 5 hours"
last, endure - persist for a specified period of time; "The bad weather lasted for three days"
31.run - set animals loose to graze
run - 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"
free, loose, unloose, unloosen, release, liberate - grant freedom to; free from confinement
32.run - keep company; "the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring"
accompany - go or travel along with; "The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere"
33.run - run with the ball; in such sports as football
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
run - 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"
34.run - travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; "Run to the store!"; "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
run - 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"
35.run - travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast"
jaunt, travel, trip - make a trip for pleasure
black market, run - deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
36.run - pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)run - 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"
snipe - hunt or shoot snipe
whale - hunt for whales
still-hunt, ambush - hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing
turtle - hunt for turtles, especially as an occupation
drive - hunting: chase from cover into more open ground; "drive the game"
drive - hunting: search for game; "drive the forest"
rabbit - hunt rabbits
fowl - hunt fowl in the forest
poach - hunt illegally; "people are poaching elephants for their ivory"
seal - hunt seals
ferret - hunt with ferrets
hunt - search (an area) for prey; "The King used to hunt these forests"
course - hunt with hounds; "He often courses hares"
foxhunt - hunt foxes, on horseback and with dogs
jacklight, jack - hunt with a jacklight
hawk - hunt with hawks; "the tribes like to hawk in the desert"
falcon - hunt with falcons; "The tribes like to falcon in the desert"
fowl - hunt fowl
capture, catch - capture as if by hunting, snaring, or trapping; "I caught a rabbit in the trap today"
run - cause an animal to move fast; "run the dogs"
forage, scrounge - collect or look around for (food)
37.run - compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"
compete, vie, contend - compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
show - finish third or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to show"
place - finish second or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to place"
boat-race - participate in a boat race
horse-race - compete in a horse race
campaign, run - run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's running for treasurer this year?"
speed skate - race on skates
run off - decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff
38.run - progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
39.run - reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heatingrun - 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"
fuse - make liquid or plastic by heating; "The storm fused the electric mains"
try, render - melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities; "try the yak butter"; "render fat in a casserole"
dissolve, break up, resolve - cause to go into a solution; "The recipe says that we should dissolve a cup of sugar in two cups of water"
bleed, run - be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"
40.run - come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were running"
unravel, run - become undone; "the sweater unraveled"
come apart, break, split up, fall apart, separate - become separated into pieces or fragments; "The figurine broke"; "The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
41.run - become undonerun - become undone; "the sweater unraveled"
ladder, run - come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were running"
disintegrate - break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity; "The material disintegrated"; "the group disintegrated after the leader died"

run

verb
1. race, speed, rush, dash, hurry, career, barrel (along) (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), sprint, scramble, bolt, dart, gallop, hare (Brit. informal), jog, scud, hasten, scurry, stampede, scamper, leg it (informal), lope, hie, hotfoot I excused myself and ran back to the telephone.
race walk, creep, crawl, dawdle
2. flee, escape, take off (informal), depart, bolt, clear out, beat it (slang), leg it (informal), make off, abscond, decamp, take flight, do a runner (slang), scarper (Brit. slang), slope off, cut and run (informal), make a run for it, fly the coop (U.S. & Canad. informal), beat a retreat, show a clean pair of heels, skedaddle (informal), take a powder (U.S. & Canad. slang), take it on the lam (U.S. & Canad. slang), take to your heels As they closed in on him, he turned and ran.
flee remain, stay
3. take part, be in, compete, participate, enter I was running in the marathon.
4. continue, go, stretch, last, reach, lie, range, extend, proceed the trail which ran through the beech woods
continue stop, cease
5. (Chiefly U.S. & Canad.) compete, stand, contend, be a candidate, put yourself up for, take part, challenge He announced he would run for president.
6. manage, lead, direct, be in charge of, own, head, control, boss (informal), operate, handle, conduct, look after, carry on, regulate, take care of, administer, oversee, supervise, mastermind, coordinate, superintend His father ran a prosperous business.
7. go, work, operate, perform, function, be in business, be in action, tick over the staff who have kept the bank running
8. perform, do, carry out, execute He ran a lot of tests.
9. work, go, operate, function The tape recorder was still running.
10. drive, own, keep, maintain, possess I ran a 1960 Rover 100.
11. operate, go, travel, shuttle A shuttle bus runs frequently.
12. give a lift to, drive, carry, transport, convey, bear, manoeuvre, propel Can you run me to work?
13. pass, go, move, roll, slide, glide, skim He winced as he ran his hand over his ribs.
14. flow, pour, stream, cascade, go, move, issue, proceed, leak, spill, discharge, gush, spout, course cisterns to catch rainwater as it ran off the walls
15. spread, mix, bleed, be diffused, lose colour The ink had run on the wet paper.
16. circulate, spread, creep, go round A buzz of excitement ran through the crowd.
17. publish, carry, feature, display, print The paper ran a series of scathing editorials.
18. be staged, be on, be presented, be produced, be put on, be performed, be mounted The play ran for only 3 years in the West End.
19. be valid, be in force, be legally binding The contract was to run from 1992 to 2020.
20. melt, dissolve, liquefy, go soft, turn to liquid The pitch between the planks of the deck melted and ran.
21. unravel, tear, ladder, come apart, come undone ladders in your tights gradually running all the way up your leg
22. smuggle, deal in, traffic in, bootleg, ship, sneak I started running guns again.
23. chase, drive, hunt, hound I was just run out of town.
noun
1. race, rush, dash, sprint, trot, gallop, jog, spurt a six mile run
2. ride, drive, trip, lift, journey, spin (informal), outing, excursion, jaunt, joy ride (informal), awayday Take them for a run in the car.
3. round, route, journey, circuit, course doing the morning school run
4. sequence, period, stretch, spell, course, season, round, series, chain, cycle, string, passage, streak Their run of luck is holding.
5. free use, unrestricted access to, a free hand in, unrestricted use of He had the run of the house and the pool.
6. type, sort, kind, class, variety, category, order outside the common run of professional athletes
7. tear, rip, ladder, snag She had a huge run in her tights.
8. enclosure, pen, coop My mother had a little chicken run.
9. direction, way, course, current, movement, progress, flow, path, trend, motion, passage, stream, tendency, drift, tide, tenor The only try came against the run of play.
10. slope, track, piste an alpine ski run
11. (with on) sudden demand for, pressure for, clamour for, rush for A run on sterling has killed hopes of a rate cut.
on the run
1. escaping, fugitive, in flight, at liberty, on the loose, on the lam (U.S. slang) The four men still on the run are Rule 43 prisoners.
2. in retreat, defeated, fleeing, retreating, running away, falling back, in flight I knew I had him on the run.
3. hurrying, hastily, in a hurry, at speed, hurriedly, in a rush, in haste We ate lunch on the run.
run across something or someone meet, encounter, meet with, come across, run into, bump into, come upon, chance upon We ran across some old friends.
run after something or someone pursue, follow, chase, give chase She ran after him and caught him.
run along go away, clear off (informal), beat it (informal), on your way, shoo, buzz off (informal), scram (informal), bog off (Brit. slang), skedaddle (informal), be off with you, make yourself scarce Run along now and play for a bit.
run away flee, escape, take off, bolt, run off, clear out, beat it (slang), abscond, decamp, take flight, hook it (slang), do a runner (slang), scarper (Brit. slang), cut and run (informal), make a run for it, turn tail, do a bunk (Brit. slang), scram (informal), fly the coop (U.S. & Canad. informal), show a clean pair of heels, skedaddle (informal), take a powder (U.S. & Canad. slang), take it on the lam (U.S. & Canad. slang), take to your heels I ran away from home when I was sixteen.
run away with something or someone
1. abscond with, run off with, elope with She ran away with a man called Allen.
2. win easily, walk it (informal), romp home, win hands down, win by a mile (informal) She ran away with the gold medal.
run for it flee, fly, escape, take off, bolt, make off, abscond, decamp, take flight, do a runner (slang), scarper (Brit. slang), cut and run (informal), do a bunk (Brit. slang), scram (informal), fly the coop (U.S. & Canad. informal), make a break for it, show a clean pair of heels, skedaddle (informal), take a powder (U.S. & Canad. slang), take it on the lam (U.S. & Canad. slang) Get out, run for it!
run high be intense, be strong, be passionate, be vehement, be impassioned Feelings there have been running high.
run into someone meet, encounter, bump into, run across, chance upon, come across or upon He ran into him in the corridor.
run into something
1. be beset by, encounter, meet with, come across or upon, face, experience, be confronted by, happen on or upon They ran into financial problems.
2. collide with, hit, strike, ram, bump into, crash into, dash against The driver ran into a tree.
run off flee, escape, bolt, run away, clear out, make off, decamp, take flight, hook it (slang), do a runner (slang), scarper (Brit. slang), cut and run (informal), turn tail, fly the coop (U.S. & Canad. informal), show a clean pair of heels, skedaddle (informal), take a powder (U.S. & Canad. slang), take it on the lam (U.S. & Canad. slang), take to your heels He then ran off towards a nearby underground railway station.
run off with someone run away with, elope with, abscond with He ran off with a younger woman.
run off with something steal, take, lift (informal), nick (slang, chiefly Brit.), trouser (slang), pinch (informal), swipe (slang), knock off (slang), run away with, make off with, embezzle, misappropriate, purloin, filch, walk or make off with Who ran off with the money?
run on stretch, reach, cover, spread, extend, unfold The sands ran on for five miles before the next town.
run on something or someone dwell on, be dominated by, be concerned with, be preoccupied with, revolve round, centre round, be fixated with My thoughts ran on my losses.
run out
1. be used up, dry up, give out, peter out, fail, finish, cease, be exhausted Supplies are running out.
2. expire, end, lapse, terminate, become invalid the day my visa ran out
run out of something exhaust your supply of, be out of, be cleaned out, have no more, have none left, have no remaining The plane ran out of fuel.
run out on someone (Informal) desert, abandon, strand, run away from, forsake, rat on (informal), leave high and dry, leave holding the baby, leave in the lurch You can't run out on your wife and children like that.
run over overflow, spill over, brim over Water ran over the sides and trickled down on to the floor.
run over something
1. exceed, overstep, go over the top of, go beyond the bounds of, go over the limit of Phase one has run over budget.
2. review, check, survey, examine, go through, go over, run through, rehearse, reiterate Let's run over the instructions again.
run over something or someone knock down, hit, strike, run down, knock over He ran over a six-year-old child.
run someone in (Informal) arrest, apprehend, pull in (Brit. slang), take into custody, lift (slang), pick up, jail, nail (informal), bust (informal), collar (informal), pinch (informal), nab (informal), throw in jail, take to jail, feel your collar (slang) They had run him in on a petty charge.
run someone through pierce, stab, spit, transfix, impale, stick He threatened to run him through with his sword.
run something in break in gently, run gently He hardly had the time to run the car in.
run something off produce, print, duplicate, churn out (informal) They ran off some copies for me.
run something or someone down
1. criticize, denigrate, belittle, revile, knock (informal), flame (informal), rubbish (informal), put down, slag (off) (slang), disparage, decry, vilify, diss (slang, chiefly U.S.), defame, bad-mouth (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), speak ill of, asperse He was running down state schools.
2. downsize, cut, drop, reduce, trim, decrease, cut back, curtail, pare down The property business could be sold or run down.
3. knock down, hit, strike, run into, run over, knock over He was in the roadway and I nearly ran him down.
run through something
1. review, check, survey, examine, go through, go over, look over, run over I ran through the options with him.
2. rehearse, read, practise, go over, run over I ran through the handover procedure.
3. pervade, go through, inform, permeate, suffuse themes running through all my novels
4. squander, waste, exhaust, throw away, dissipate, fritter away, spend like water, blow (slang) The country had run through its public food stocks.
Quotations
"He who fights and runs away"
"May live to fight another day" [Oliver Goldsmith The Art of Poetry on a New Plan]

run

verb
1. To move swiftly on foot so that both feet leave the ground during each stride:
3. To leave hastily:
Idioms: beat it, hightail it, hotfoot it , make tracks.
4. To move or proceed away from a place.Also used with along:
Slang: blow, split, take off.
5. To be with as a companion.Also used with around:
Slang: hang out.
Idiom: rub elbows.
6. To look to when in need:
7. To complete a race or competition in a specified position:
8. To move freely as a liquid:
9. To come forth or emit in abundance:
10. To change from a solid to a liquid:
11. To proceed on a certain course or for a certain distance:
12. To change or fluctuate within limits:
13. To be performed:
14. To urge to move along:
15. To look for and pursue (game) in order to capture or kill it:
16. To perform a function effectively:
17. To set or keep going:
18. To control or direct the functioning of:
19. To import or export secretly and illegally:
Idiom: run contraband.
20. To separate or pull apart by force:
21. To cause to penetrate with force:
22. To control the course of (an activity):
23. To have charge of (the affairs of others):
phrasal verb
run across
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 into, stumble on (or upon), tumble on.
Archaic: alight on (or upon).
Idiom: meet up with.
phrasal verb
run after
To follow (another) with the intent of overtaking and capturing:
Idioms: be in pursuit, give chase.
phrasal verb
run away
To break loose and leave suddenly, as from confinement or from a difficult or threatening situation:
Informal: skip (out).
Slang: lam.
Regional: absquatulate.
Idioms: blow the coop, cut and run, give someone the slip, make a getaway, take flight, take it on the lam.
phrasal verb
run down
1. To lose so much strength and power as to become ineffective or motionless:
Slang: poop out.
2. To pursue and locate:
Idiom: run to earth.
3. To think, represent, or speak of as small or unimportant:
4. To give a recapitulation of the salient facts of:
Informal: recap.
phrasal verb
run in
1. Slang. To take into custody as a prisoner:
Informal: nab, pick up.
Slang: bust, collar, pinch.
2. To go to or seek out the company of in order to socialize:
Idiom: pay a visit.
phrasal verb
run into
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.
2. To come up against:
3. To come to in number or quantity:
Idiom: add up to.
phrasal verb
run on
To talk volubly, persistently, and usually inconsequentially:
Informal: go on, spiel.
Slang: gab, gas, jaw, yak.
phrasal verb
run out
1. To make or become no longer active or productive:
2. To prove deficient or insufficient:
3. To become void, especially through passage of time or an omission:
phrasal verb
run through
2. To give a recapitulation of the salient facts of:
Informal: recap.
3. To look through reading matter casually:
browse, dip into, flip through, glance at (or over) (or through), leaf (through), riffle (through), scan, skim, thumb (through).
phrasal verb
run upnoun
1. A trip in a motor vehicle:
Informal: spin, whirl.
2. Chiefly Regional. A small stream:
Chiefly Regional: branch, kill.
3. A hole made by tearing:
4. A number of things placed or occurring one after the other:
Informal: streak.
Translations
إسْتِعْمال مَجّانيبَيْت القَلَمرِحْلَه، شَوْطرَكْضرَكْضَه في الكريكيت وتُساوي نُقْطَة
бягамтичам
běhběžettécivéstvézt
løbekøreløbkøreturlade løbe
kuri
juostajuoksu
לרוץ
दौड़ना
ićitrčanjetrčati
futfutáshaladkifutóközlekedik
jalanlari
hlaupahlupiðkeyra, eigakeyra, gefa farláta hlaupa í kapphlaupi; hlaupa, keppa
ランルート区間小川早歩き
달리다뛰기이어지다
currere
bėgtibėgti šalinbesislapstantisbūti rodomamdalyvauti lenktynėse
aizvestaploksbrauktbrīvībaceļojums
cârmăduratăjfluxfugăgolf
bežaťposúvať sapúšťaťrozpíjať savoľné použitie
tečitekvoditivozitidelovati
trčatiтрчати
springaspringtur
kukimbia
การวิ่งตัดผ่านวิ่งวิ่ง, วิ่งหนี
chạychạy theo đườngsự chạychảy

run

[rʌn] (ran (vb: pt) (run (pp)))
A. N
1. (= act of running) → carrera f
at a runcorriendo, a la carrera
to go at a steady runcorrer a un paso regular
to break into a runechar a correr, empezar a correr
to go for/have a run before breakfast(salir a) correr antes del desayuno
to make a run for it (= escape) → darse a al fuga, huir; (= move quickly) → echarse a correr
we shall have to make a run for ittendremos que correr
to be on the run (from police) → estar huido de la justicia, ser fugitivo
a prisoner on the runun preso fugado
he's on the run from prison(se) escapó or se fugó de la cárcel
he's on the run from his creditorsse está escapando de sus acreedores
to keep sb on the runmantener a algn en constante actividad
we've got them on the run (Mil etc) → los hemos puesto en fuga (fig) → están casi vencidos
to give sb a run for their moneyhacer sudar a algn
he's had a good run (for his money) (on sb's death) → ha tenido una vida larga y bien aprovechada
2. (= outing in car etc) → vuelta f, paseo m, excursión f
let's go for a run down to the coastvamos a dar una vuelta por la costa
3. (= journey) → viaje m (Aer, Rail etc) (= route) → ruta f, línea f
it's a short run in the cares un breve viaje en coche
it's a 30-minute run by busen autobús se tarda 30 minutos
the Calais runla ruta de Calais
the Plymouth-Santander runla línea Plymouth-Santander, el servicio de Plymouth a Santander
the boat no longer does that runel barco ya no hace esa ruta
4. (= sequence) → serie f
in the long runa la larga
a run of luckuna racha de suerte
a run of bad luckuna racha or temporada de mala suerte
in the short runa plazo corto
a run of five winsuna racha de cinco victorias
5. (Theat, TV) → temporada f
the play had a long runla obra se mantuvo mucho tiempo en cartelera
when the London run was overal terminarse la serie de representaciones en Londres
6. (= generality)
the common runlo común y corriente
it stands out from the general run of booksdestaca de la generalidad de los libros
7. (= trend)
the run of the marketla tendencia del mercado
they scored against the run of playmarcaron un gol cuando menos se podía esperar
8. (Comm, Fin) (= increased demand) → gran demanda f
there was a run on sugarel azúcar tenía mucha demanda
a run on the banksuna gran demanda de fondos en los bancos
a run on sterlinguna gran demanda de libras esterlinas
9. (for animals) → corral m
ski runpista f de esquí
10. (Cards) → escalera f
11. (Cricket, Baseball) → carrera f
to make or score a runhacer or anotar(se) una carrera CRICKET
12. (Publishing) a run of 5,000 copiesuna tirada de 5.000 ejemplares
13. (in tights) → carrera f
14. (Mus) → carrerilla f
15. (Aer etc) (= raid) → ataque m
a bombing runun bombardeo
16. (US) (Pol) (= bid for leadership) → carrera f, campaña f
17. (= access, use)
they gave us the run of their gardennos dejaron usar su jardín
to have the run of sb's housetener el libre uso de la casa de algn
18. to have the runsandar muy suelto, tener cagalera
B. VT
1. (gen) → correr
she ran 20kmcorrió 20km
to run the 100 metresparticipar en or correr los 100 metros lisos
let things run their course (fig) → deja que las cosas sigan su curso
to run errandshacer recados
to run a horsecorrer un caballo
to run a raceparticipar en una carrera
the race is run over four kmla carrera se hace sobre una distancia de cuatro km
you ran a good racecorriste muy bien
to run sb closecasi alcanzar a algn, ir pisando los talones a algn
to run it close or finedejarse muy poco tiempo
to be run off one's feetestar ocupadísimo
see also mile
2. (= take, drive)
to run a boat ashorevarar una embarcación
this will run you into debtesto te endeudará
I'll run you homete llevo a casa
to run a car into a lamppostestrellar un coche contra un farol
to run sb into townllevar a algn (en coche) a la ciudad
the sheriff ran him out of townel sheriff lo echó del pueblo
3. (= put, move)
to run a comb through one's hairpeinarse rápidamente
to run one's eye over a letterechar un vistazo a una carta
to run a fence round a fieldponer una valla alrededor de un campo
to run one's fingers through sb's hairpasar los dedos por el pelo de algn
let me run this idea past you (US) → a ver qué piensas de esta idea
to run a pipe through a wallpasar un tubo por una pared
to run water into a bathhacer correr agua en un baño, llenar un baño de agua
to run one's words togethercomerse las palabras, hablar atropelladamente
4. (= organize etc) [+ business, hotel etc] → dirigir, llevar; [+ country] → gobernar; [+ campaign, competition] → organizar
she's the one who really runs everythingla que en realidad lo dirige todo es ella
the school runs courses for foreign studentsla escuela organiza cursos para estudiantes extranjeros
to run the house for sbllevar la casa a algn
a house which is easy to rununa casa de fácil manejo
he wants to run my lifequiere organizarme la vida
they ran a series of tests on the productllevaron a cabo or efectuaron una serie de pruebas con el producto
5. (esp Brit) (= operate, use) [+ car] → tener; [+ machine] → hacer funcionar, hacer andar; [+ train] → poner (Comput) [+ programme] → ejecutar
to run a new bus serviceponer en funcionamiento un nuevo servicio de autobuses
we don't run a carno tenemos coche
he runs two carstiene dos coches
the car is very cheap to runel coche gasta muy poco or tiene muy pocos gastos de mantenimiento
you can run this machine on gaspuedes hacer funcionar esta máquina a gas
you can run it on or off the mainsfunciona con corriente de la red
they ran an extra trainpusieron un tren suplementario
6. (= enter in contest) the liberals are not running anybody this timeesta vez los liberales no tienen candidato
to run a candidatepresentar (un) candidato
to run a horsecorrer un caballo
7. (= publish) [+ report, story] → publicar, imprimir
8. (= smuggle) [+ guns, whisky] → pasar de contrabando
9. (= not stop for)
to run a blockadesaltarse un bloqueo, burlar un bloqueo
to run a stoplight (US) → saltarse un semáforo en rojo
see also gauntlet, risk, temperature
C. VI
1. (gen) → correr; (in race) → competir, correr, tomar parte; (= flee) → huir
to run across the roadcruzar la calle corriendo
to run down the gardencorrer por el jardín
to run downstairsbajar la escalera corriendo
to run for a buscorrer tras el autobús
we shall have to run for it (= move quickly) → tendremos que correr; (= escape) → habrá que darse a la fuga
to run for all one is worth; run like the devilcorrer a todo correr
run for your lives!¡sálvese el que pueda!
to run to help sbcorrer al auxilio de algn
to run to meet sbcorrer al encuentro de algn
he ran up to mese me acercó corriendo
he ran up the stairssubió la escalera corriendo
he's trying to run before he can walk (Brit) → quiere empezar la casa por el tejado
2. (of bus service etc) the train runs between Glasgow and Edinburghel tren circula entre Glasgow y Edimburgo
the bus runs every 20 minuteshay un autobús cada 20 minutos
there are no trains running to Tobosono hay servicio de trenes a Toboso
steamers run daily between the two portshay servicio diario de vapores entre los dos puertos
that train does not run on Sundaysese tren no circula los domingos
3. (Naut)
to run agroundencallar
to run before the windnavegar con viento a popa
4. (= function) → funcionar
the car is not running wellel coche no funciona bien
you mustn't leave the engine runningno se debe dejar el motor en marcha
the lift isn't runningel ascensor no funciona
it runs off the mainsfunciona con corriente de la red
it runs on petrolfunciona con gasolina, tiene motor de gasolina
things did not run smoothly for them (fig) → las cosas no les fueron bien
5. (= extend)
5.1. (in time)
the contract has two years left to runal contrato le quedan dos años de duración
the contract ran for seven yearsel contrato duró siete años
it runs in the family [characteristic] → viene de familia; [disease] → es algo genético
the play ran for two yearsla obra estuvo dos años en cartelera
the play ran for 200 performancesla obra tuvo 200 representaciones seguidas
the programme ran for an extra ten minutesel programa se prolongó diez minutos, el programa duró diez minutos de más
the sentences will run concurrentlylas condenas se cumplirán al mismo tiempo
it runs through the whole history of artafecta toda la historia del arte, se observa en toda la historia del arte
5.2. (in space)
he has a scar running across his chesttiene una cicatriz que le atraviesa el pecho
the road runs along the riverla carretera va a lo largo del río
a fence runs along that sidehay una cerca por ese lado
the road runs by our housela carretera pasa delante de nuestra casa
the path runs from our house to the stationel sendero va de nuestra casa a la estación
this street runs into the squareesta calle desemboca en la plaza
a balcony runs round the halluna galería se extiende a lo largo del perímetro de la sala
the city has walls running right round itla ciudad está completamente rodeada por una muralla
the ivy runs up the wallla hiedra trepa por la pared
6. (= flow) → correr (Med) [sore] → supurar
your bath is runningtienes el baño llenándose
blood ran from the woundla sangre manaba de la herida, la herida manaba sangre
to run dry [river, well] → secarse; [resources] → agotarse
the milk ran all over the floorla leche se derramó por todo el suelo
money simply runs through his fingerses un manirroto
his nose was runningle moqueaba la nariz
my pen runsmi pluma gotea
the river runs for 300 milesel río corre 300 millas
the river runs into the seael río desemboca en el mar
you left the tap runningdejaste abierto el grifo or (LAm) abierta la llave
the tears ran down her cheekslas lágrimas le corrían por las mejillas
when the tide is running stronglycuando sube la marea rápidamente
the streets were running with waterel agua corría por las calles
we were running with sweatchorreábamos (de) sudor
7. [colour] → correrse, desteñirse
the colours have runlos colores se han corrido or desteñido
colours that will not runcolores que no (se) destiñen or que no se corren
8. (= melt) → derretirse
my ice cream is runningmi helado se está derritiendo
9. (= go) a rumour ran through the towncorrió la voz por la ciudad
a ripple of excitement ran through the crowduna ola de entusiasmo hizo vibrar or estremeció a la multitud
that tune keeps running through my headesa melodía la tengo metida en la cabeza
the thought ran through my head thatse me ocurrió pensar que ...
see also seed A1
see also wild B2
10. (= be)
the train is running lateel tren lleva retraso
I'm running a bit latese me está haciendo un poco tarde
the service usually runs on timeel servicio generalmente es puntual
see also high B
see also low 1 A4
11. (Pol) (= stand for election) → presentarse como candidato/a
are you running?¿vas a presentar tu candidatura?
to run against sbmedirse con algn, enfrentarse a algn
to run for officepresentarse como candidato a un cargo
12. (= say) so the story runsasí dice el cuento
the text runs like thisel texto dice así, el texto reza así
13. [stocking] → hacerse una carrera
14. (Comput) → ejecutarse
run about VI + ADV = run around
run across VI + PREP (= encounter) [+ person] → tropezar con, encontrarse con; [+ object] → encontrar, topar(se) con
run after VI + PREP (= to catch up) → correr tras; (= chase) → perseguir (fig) [+ women, men] → correr detrás de, perseguir
run along VI + ADV run along now! (to child) → ¡hala, vete!; (to children) → ¡idos ya!
run around VI + ADVir corriendo de aquí para allá
I've been running around all day trying to get everything readyllevo todo el día corriendo de aquí para allá para que todo esté listo
to run around with (fig) [+ person] → salir con; [+ group] → andar con, juntarse con
run at VI + PREPlanzarse sobre, precipitarse sobre
run away VI + ADV
1. [prisoner] → escaparse, fugarse
don't run away, I need your adviceno te escapes, que necesito que me des tu opinión
to run away from homehuir de casa
to run away from one's responsibilitiesevadir sus responsabilidades
2. [water] → correr
run away with VI + PREP
1. [+ money, jewels etc] → llevarse; [+ person] → fugarse con
don't run away with the idea that (fig) → no te vayas a imaginar que ...
2. (= control) he let his imagination run away with himse dejó llevar por su imaginación
don't let your feelings run away with youno te dejes dominar por las emociones
3. (= win easily) to run away with a raceganar fácilmente una carrera
4. (= use up) [+ funds, resources] → comerse
it simply runs away with the moneyes que se come todo el dinero
run back
A. VT + ADV
1. [+ film, tape] → rebobinar
2. (= drive) [+ person] → llevar (a su casa ) en coche
B. VI + ADVvolver corriendo
run down
A. VT + ADV
1. (Aut) (= knock down) → atropellar (Naut) → hundir
2. (esp Brit) (= reduce) [+ production] → ir reduciendo; [+ supplies] → agotar
3. (= find) → localizar, encontrar; (= catch up with) → alcanzar; (= capture) → coger, cazar
4. (= disparage) → menospreciar
B. VI + ADV [battery] → acabarse, gastarse, agotarse; [car battery] → descargarse; [supplies] → agotarse
the spring has run downse ha acabado la cuerda
run in VT + ADV
1. (Brit) [+ new machine] → rodar, hacer funcionar (Aut) "running in"en rodaje
2. (= arrest) → detener
run into VI + PREP
1. (= encounter) [+ person] → tropezar con, encontrarse con; [+ problems] → tropezar con
to run into debtcontraer deudas, endeudarse
the negotiations have run into difficultiesha habido dificultades que han entorpecido or obstaculizado las negociaciones
2. (= collide with) the car ran into the lamppostel coche chocó contra el farol
the two cars ran into each otherchocaron los dos coches
3. (= merge) the colours have run into each otherse han mezclado or desteñido los colores
4. (= amount to) → elevarse a, ascender a
the cost will run into millionsel coste se elevará a or ascenderá a varios millones
run off
A. VI + ADV
1. [prisoner] → escaparse, fugarse
don't run off, I need your adviceno te escapes, que necesito que me des tu opinión
2. (= drain away) [water] → correr
B. VT + ADV
1. (= print) [+ copies] → tirar; [+ photocopies] → hacer, sacar; (= recite) → enumerar rápidamente
he ran off the opera in six weeks (music) → compuso toda la ópera en sólo seis semanas; (lyrics) → escribió el libreto de la ópera en sólo seis semanas
2. (= drain away) [+ water etc] → vaciar, dejar salir
run off with VI + PREP = run away with
run on
A. VI + ADV
1. (= continue) → prolongarse
the film ran on too longla película duraba or se prolongaba demasiado
the list ran on and onla lista era interminable
2. (= talk) → seguir hablando
3. (Typ) → continuar sin dejar espacio
B. VT + ADV (Typ) → unir al párrafo anterior
C. VI + PREP the conversation ran on wineel tema de la conversación era el vino
my thoughts ran on Mary (o.f.) → mi pensamiento se concentró en Mary
run out
A. VI + ADV
1. [person etc] → salir corriendo; [liquid] → irse
2. (= come to an end) [time, food, money] → acabarse; [contract] → vencer; [supplies] → agotarse
when the money runs outcuando se acabe el dinero
my patience is running outse me está agotando la paciencia, estoy perdiendo la paciencia
their luck ran outse les acabó la suerte
B. VT + ADV [+ rope] → soltar, ir dando
run out of VI + PREP [+ food, money] → quedarse sin
I've run out of petrolme he quedado sin gasolina, se me acabó la gasolina
I'm afraid we've run out of timeme temo que no nos queda más tiempo or que se nos ha acabado el tiempo
I ran out of patiencese me acabó la paciencia
run out on VI + PREP (= abandon) → abandonar
she ran out on her husbandabandonó a su marido
you're not going to run out on us now?¿no nos irás a dejar tirados?
run over
A. VI + ADV
1. (= overflow) [liquid] → rebosar, derramarse; [cup, saucepan etc] → rebosar(se), desbordarse
2. (in time) → durar más de la cuenta, pasarse del tiempo
the show ran over by five minutesla función duró cinco minutos más de la cuenta
this text runs over by 200 wordseste texto tiene 200 palabras más de lo permitido
B. VI + PREP (= read quickly) → leer (por encima), echar un vistazo a; (= go through again) → repasar; (= rehearse) → volver a hacer, volver a ensayar
I'll run over your part with yourepasaremos juntos tu papel
C. VT + ADV (Aut) → atropellar
run through
A. VI + PREP
1. (= use up) (gen) → consumir; [+ money] → gastar
2. (= read quickly) → leer (por encima), echar un vistazo a
3. (= rehearse) [+ play] → ensayar; (= recapitulate) → repasar
let's run through the chorus bit againensayemos otra vez la parte del coro
let's just run through that againvamos a repasarlo otra vez
B. VT + ADV (with sword etc) → traspasar, atravesar
run to VI + PREP
1. (= extend to) the talk ran to two hoursla charla se extendió a dos horas
the book has run to 20 editionsel libro ha alcanzado 20 ediciones
the book will run to 700 pagesel libro tendrá 700 páginas en total
2. (= amount to) → elevarse a, ascender a
the cost ran to hundreds of poundsel coste se elevó a or ascendió a cientos de libras
3. (= be enough for) → alcanzar para
my salary won't run to a carmi sueldo no alcanza para un coche
4. (= afford) → permitirse
I can't run to a second holidayno me puedo permitir (el lujo de) otras vacaciones
we can't possibly run to a grand pianono podemos permitirnos or nos es imposible comprar un piano de cola
run up
A. VT + ADV
1. [+ debt] → contraer; [+ account] → crear, hacerse
she had run up a huge bill at the hairdresser'stenía acumulada una factura enorme de peluquería
2. [+ dress etc] → hacer rápidamente
3. [+ flag] → izar
B. VI + ADV
see run C1
C. VI + PREP
see run C6
run up against VI + PREP [+ problem etc] → tropezar con
to run up against sbtener que habérselas con algn

run

[ˈrʌn]
n
(on foot)course f
a cross-country run → un cross
an eight-mile run → une course de treize kilomètres
to go for a run (on foot)aller courir
I go for a run every morning → Je vais courir tous les matins.
to do a run → courir
I did a ten-kilometre run → J'ai couru dix kilomètres.
to break into a run → se mettre à courir
to make a run for it (= run away) → prendre les jambes à son cou
on the run (criminal, escaped prisoner)en fuite
The criminals are still on the run → Les criminels sont toujours en fuite.
(= outing) → tour m (en voiture), promenade f (en voiture)
to go for a run (in car)faire un tour (en voiture), faire une promenade (en voiture)
(= journey) → parcours m, trajet m
It's a 50-minute run from Glasgow to Edinburgh → C'est un trajet de 50 minutes de Glasgow à Édimbourg.
(= series) [successes, wins, defeats] → série f
a run of luck → une période de chance
a run of bad luck → une période de malchance
(THEATRE) [play] → série f de représentations
(= track) (for skiing, tobogganing)piste f
a ski run → une piste de ski
(in cricket, baseball) (= point scored) → point m
to score a run → marquer un point
(in tights, stockings)maille f filée, échelle f
I've got a run in my tights → J'ai une échelle à mon collant.
(= sudden demand) → ruée f
there was a run on [+ beer, meat, tickets, currency] → il y a eu une ruée sur
(= enclosure) → enclos m
(in cards)suite f
(US) (in election)candidature f
(= free access) to have the run of sth → avoir la jouissance de qch
He has the run of the house → Il a la jouissance de la maison.
to give sb the run of sth → donner à qn la jouissance de qch
They gave their visitors the run of the place → Ils donnent à leurs visiteurs la jouissance de l'endroit.
in the short run → à brève échéance
in the long run → à longue échéance
against the run of play → contre le cours du jeu
vb [ran] [ˈræn] (pt) [run] [ˈrʌn] (pp)
vt
(= manage) [+ business, company] → diriger; [+ hotel, house] → tenir; [+ shop, store] → tenir; [+ department] → diriger; [+ country] → diriger
He runs a large company → Il dirige une grosse société.
(= organize) [+ competition, course] → organiser
They run music courses in the holidays → Ils organisent des cours de musique pendant les vacances.
(COMPUTING) [+ program] → exécuter
(= pass) → passer
She ran her finger down a list of names
BUT Elle suivit du doigt la liste de noms.
to run sth over sth [+ hand, finger] → passer qch sur qch
He ran his hand over his ribs → Il passa sa main sur ses côtes.
He ran his eyes quickly over the contents
BUT Il jeta un rapide coup d'œil sur le contenu.
to run sth through sth [+ rope, pipe] → faire passer qch à travers qch
He ran her card through the machine
BUT Il passa sa carte dans la machine.
[+ water, bath] → faire couler; [+ tap] → faire couler
to run a bath → faire couler un bain
(= operate) [+ machine, engine] → faire tourner
(= own and use) [+ car] → avoir
I can't afford to run a car → Je ne peux pas me permettre d'avoir une voiture.
to be cheap to run → être peu coûteux/euse à l'entretien
The car is very cheap to run → La voiture est très économique (à l'usage).
(= play) [+ tape] → passer
(= compete in) [+ race, marathon] → courir
to run a marathon → courir un marathon
(= cover) [+ distance] → courir
I ran five kilometres → J'ai couru cinq kilomètres.
he'd run a mile (= be horrified)
He'd run a mile if she asked him out → Il partirait en courant si elle lui demandait de sortir avec elle.
(= drive) → conduire
I can run you to the station → Je peux te conduire à la gare.
(= go through) [+ blockade] → forcer; [+ red lights] → griller
(= carry out) [+ tests, check] → procéder à
He ran a lot of tests → Il a procédé à beaucoup de tests.
to run errands → faire des commissions
(= publish) [+ story, article] → passer
to be run off one's feet (British) (= very busy) → ne plus savoir où donner de la tête
vi
(= move fast) [person, animal] → courir
Antonia ran to meet them → Antonia courut à leur rencontre.
I ran downstairs to open the door → J'ai couru en bas pour ouvrir la porte.
run for your life! → sauve-toi vite!
to run for it → prendre les jambes à son cou
(= go running) → courir
I run every day → Je cours tous les jours.
(= compete in race) [horse, runner] → courir
to run in a race → prendre part à une course, courir
(in election)être candidat, se présenter
to run for president → être candidat à la présidence
He announced he would run for president → Il a annoncé qu'il serait candidat à la présidence.
to run against sb → se présenter contre qn
(= pass) [road, river, border, line] → passer
The road runs between the hills → La route passe entre les collines.
The trail runs through the beech woods → Le sentier passe à travers les bois de hêtres.
A shiver ran through her body → Un frisson parcourut son corps.
(= slide) [drawer] → coulisser
(= work) [machine] → marcher
to run on petrol (British) to run on gas (US)marcher à l'essence
to run on diesel → marcher au diesel
to run off batteries → fonctionner sur piles
to leave the engine running → laisser le moteur tourner
(= function) to keep sth running [+ organization] → assurer le fonctionnement de qch
the staff who have kept the bank running → le personnel qui a assuré le fonctionnement de la banque
things are running smoothly → les choses se passent bien
(COMPUTING) [program] → tourner
[bus] → passer
The bus runs every 20 minutes → Le bus passe toutes les 20 minutes., Il y a un bus toutes les 20 minutes.
The train runs between Gatwick and Victoria → Le train assure le service entre Gatwick et Victoria.
(THEATRE) [play] → être à l'affiche
(= be valid) [contract, policy] → être valide, être en vigueur
(= flow) [river, bath, tap] → couler; [tears, water] → couler
Don't leave the tap running → Ne laisse pas couler le robinet.
Tears were running down the side of his face → Les larmes coulaient sur ses joues.
Your nose is running → Ton nez coule.
[mascara] → couler; [paint] → couler
[colours, washing] → déteindre
to run in the wash → déteindre au lavage
(= melt) [butter, ice-cream, wax] → fondre
(= become) to run dry [river, well] → s'assécher
to run short → s'amenuiser
Time is running short → Le temps s'amenuise.
to run low → s'amenuiser
Food was running low → La nourriture s'amenuisait., Les réserves de nourriture s'amenuisaient.
(= be) to run high [feelings] → s'exacerber
tempers were running high → les esprits s'échauffaient
to be running late [bus, train, person] → être en retard
I'm running late again → Je suis encore en retard.
to be running scared → avoir peur
to be running at (= be at the moment)
Unemployment is running at 20 per cent → Le taux de chômage est de 20 pour cent.
to run in the family → être héréditaire
It runs in the family → C'est héréditaire dans la famille.
run about
vi [children] → courir çà et là
run across
vt fus (= find) → tomber sur
run after
vt fus
(= try to catch) → courir après
You should have run after her → Vous auriez dû lui courir après.
(= try to have relationship with) → courir après
run around
vi [children] → courir dans tous les sens; [busy person] → courir dans tous les sens
I've been running around all day → J'ai couru dans tous les sens toute la journée.
run away
vi
[person] → s'enfuir
They ran away before the police came → Ils se sont enfuis avant l'arrivée de la police.
I ran away from home when I was sixteen → Je me suis enfui de chez moi lorsque j'avais seize ans.
to run away from sth [+ problems, reality] → refuser d'affronter qch
to run away with sb (= elope) → s'enfuir avec qn
to run away with sth (= win easily) → s'adjuger qch
[water, juice] → s'écouler
run away with
vt fus
to let sth run away with you [temper, anger, imagination]
He let his temper run away with him → Il s'est laissé emporter par son humeur.
Don't let your imagination run away with you → Ne te laisse pas emporter par ton imagination.
run by
vt sep
to run sth by sb (= see what they think) → soumettre qch à qn
(= repeat) run that by me again → répétez-moi ça
run down
vi
[clock] → s'arrêter (faute d'avoir été remonté)
[batteries] → se décharger
vt sep
(= knock over) → renverser
(British) (= reduce) [+ production] → réduire progressivement; [+ factory] → réduire progressivement la production de; [+ shop, business] → réduire progressivement l'activité de
(= criticize) → critiquer, dénigrer
run in
vt sep (British) [+ car] → roder
run into
vt fus
(= meet) [+ person] → tomber sur
[+ trouble, problems] → se heurter à
to run into debt → s'endetter
(= collide with) → heurter
(= amount to) [costs, inflation, fees, debts] → s'élever à
Their losses ran into millions → Leurs pertes se sont élevées à plusieurs millions.
run off
vis'enfuir
vt sep
[+ water] → laisser s'écouler; [+ juice] → laisser s'écouler
(= make) [+ copy] → tirer
run out
vi
[person] → sortir en courant
[liquid] → couler
[lease] → expirer
[money] → être épuisé(e); [food, supplies] → s'épuiser
We had lots before but now we've run out → Nous en avions beaucoup mais il ne nous en reste plus maintenant.
time is running out → il ne reste plus beaucoup de temps
run out of
vt fusse trouver à court de
We ran out of money → Nous nous sommes trouvés à court d'argent.
I've run out of petrol (British) I've run out of gas (US)je suis en panne d'essence
we're running out of time → il ne nous reste plus beaucoup de temps
run over
vt sep
(= knock down) → écraser
to get run over → se faire écraser
Be careful, or you'll get run over! → Fais attention, sinon tu vas te faire écraser!
(= look through) [+ notes, options, lines] → examiner
vi [bath, water] → déborder
run past
vipasser en courant
vt sep
to run sth past sb (= see what they think) → soumettre qch à qn
run through
vt fus [+ instructions] → revoir
run up
vt sep [+ debt] → laisser s'accumuler
He ran up a £1,400 bill at the hotel → Il a laissé une facture de 1 400 livres à l'hôtel.
run up against
vt fus [+ difficulties, opposition] → se heurter à

run

vb: pret <ran>, ptp <run>
NOUN
= act of runningLauf m (also Cricket, Baseball, Comput); to go for a 2-km runeinen 2-km-Lauf machen; his run is slower than my walkich kann schneller gehen, als er laufen kann; let the dog have a runlass den Hund laufen; he set off at a runer rannte los; he took the fence at a runer nahm die Hürde im Lauf; to break into a runzu laufen or rennen anfangen; to take a run at a hurdleauf eine Hürde loslaufen; to make a run for itweglaufen, wegrennen; he made a run for the doorer lief or rannte zur Tür; he’s had a good run (= long life)er hatte ein langes Leben
? on the run (from the police etc) → auf der Flucht; at last we’ve got them on the run!endlich haben wir sie in die Flucht geschlagen!; to keep the enemy on the runden Feind weiter zur Flucht zwingen; the house and family keep you on the runHaus und Familie halten einen ganz schön auf Trab (inf)
? a good run for one’s money we’ll give him a good run for his money, he’ll have a good run for his money (inf, in competition) → wir werden ihn auf Trab halten (inf); the theory has had a good run for its money (inf)die Theorie hat sich lange gehalten
= journey in vehicle → Fahrt f; (for pleasure) → Ausflug m; to go for a run in the careine Fahrt/einen Ausflug im Auto machen
= distance travelled in bus, boat, car → Fahrt f; (in plane) → Flug m; (= route)Strecke f; it’s a 30-minute runes ist eine Fahrt von 30 Minuten; the boat no longer does that rundas Schiff fährt die Strecke nicht mehr; the ferries on the Dover-Calais rundie Fähren der Linie Dover-Calais; the ships on the China rundie Schiffe der China-Linie; bombing runBombenzielanflug m
? in the long runauf die Dauer; it will be cheaper in the long runes wird auf die Dauer billiger sein
? in the short runfürs Nächste; this could be the best solution in the short rundies könnte fürs Nächste die beste Lösung sein
= use to have the run of a placeeinen Ort zur freien Verfügung haben; to give somebody the run of one’s housejdm sein Haus überlassen
= seriesFolge f, → Reihe f, → Serie f; (Cards) → Sequenz f; (Theat) → Spielzeit f; (of film)Laufzeit f; a run on the red (Roulette) → eine Serie von roten Zahlen; when the London run was over (Theat) → als das Stück in London abgelaufen war; the play had a long rundas Stück lief sehr lange; a run of luck/of bad luckeine Glücks-/Pechsträhne
= great demand run onAnsturm mauf (+acc); (St Ex, Fin) → Run mor Ansturm mauf (+acc); there could be a run on the poundes könnte einen Run or Ansturm auf das Pfund geben
= type the common run of athletesder Durchschnittsathlet; the usual run of illnessesdie normale Serie von Krankheiten
= trend of market, opinionTendenz f; (of events)Lauf m; the ordinary run of thingsder normale Gang der Dinge
= track for sledging, skiingBahn f; ski runAbfahrt(sstrecke) f
= animal enclosureGehege nt; (for chickens) → Hühnerhof m
= diarrhoea inf the runsder flotte Otto (inf), → die Renneritis (hum inf)
in stocking → Laufmasche f
Typ = printing runAuflage f
Mus → Lauf m
INTRANSITIVE VERB
laufen, rennen; (in race) → laufen; to run past/offvorbei-/davonlaufen or -rennen; she came running outsie kam herausgelaufen or -gerannt; to run down a slopeeinen Abhang hinunterlaufen or -rennen; run!lauf!; walk don’t run!du sollst gehen, nicht rennen!; he’s trying to run before he can walk (fig)er sollte erst einmal langsam machen; to run for the buszum Bus laufen or rennen; she ran to meet himsie lief or rannte ihm entgegen; she ran to help himsie kam ihm schnell zu Hilfe; to run in the 100 metres (Brit) or meters (US) → die 100 Meter laufen; to go running (to keep fit) → joggen gehen; eleven ran (Horse Racing) → elf (Pferde) waren am Start; X, Y, Z also ran (Horse Racing) → X, Y, Z waren ebenfalls am Start; this horse will run in the Nationaldas Pferd startet im National ? also-ran
= fleedavonlaufen, wegrennen; to run for one’s lifeum sein Leben laufen or rennen; run for it!lauft or rennt, was ihr könnt!; go on then, run to mummy!na, lauf doch schon zu deiner Mutti!
= go story, wordsgehen, lauten; (tune)gehen; the rumour (Brit) or rumor (US) ran (a)round the office that …im Büro ging das Gerücht um, dass …; so the story runsdie Geschichte geht so; the wording ran as followses hieß or lautete folgendermaßen; the lyrics ran through my headder Text ging mir durch den Kopf; all the things I have to do keep running through my headmir geht ständig durch den Kopf, was ich noch alles machen muss; he ran down the lister ging die Liste durch; a shiver ran down her spineein Schauer lief ihr über den Rücken; his eyes/fingers ran over the sculptureseine Augen/Finger glitten über die Plastik
? to run in the familyin der Familie liegen
= stand as candidatekandidieren, sich aufstellen lassen; to run for President or for the Presidencyfür die Präsidentschaft kandidieren; to run against somebodyjds Gegenkandidat msein
= be I’m running a bit lateich bin ein bisschen spät dran; all planes/trains are running latealle Flugzeuge/Züge haben Verspätung; the project is running late/to scheduledas Projekt hat sich verzögert/geht ganz nach Plan voran; supplies are running lowdie Vorräte sind knapp; his blood ran colddas Blut fror ihm in den Adern; to be running scaredAngst haben ? seed, short, wild, high
? to run dry (river)austrocknen; (pen)leer werden; (resources, funds)ausgehen; (conversation)verstummen; he ran dry of ideasihm gingen die Ideen aus; their conversation ran dryihnen ging der Gesprächsstoff aus
? to be running at (= stand)betragen; inflation is running at 20%die Inflationsrate beträgt 20%; interest rates are running at record levels/15%die Zinssätze sind auf Rekordhöhe/stehen auf 15%
= slide drawer, curtains, ropelaufen, gleiten; (vehicle)rollen; it runs on wheelses läuft or fährt auf Rädern; money just runs through his fingersdas Geld rinnt ihm (nur so) durch die Finger
= flow water, tears, tap, nose, butterlaufen; (ink, river, electric current)fließen; (eyes)tränen; (sore, abscess)eitern; (paint, colour)zerfließen, ineinanderfließen; (colour, dye: in washing) → färben; my shirt has runmein Hemd hat gefärbt; a heavy sea was runningdie See ging hoch; where the tide is running stronglywo die Gezeiten sehr stark sind; let the water run hotlass das Wasser laufen, bis es heiß kommt; your bath is runningdein Badewasser läuft ein
? to be running with (= saturated) the walls were running with dampdie Wände tropften vor Feuchtigkeit; running with sweatschweißüberströmt
? to run into (= join) where the river runs into the seawo der Fluss ins Meer mündet; the street runs into the squaredie Straße mündet auf den Platz
= continue, extend play, film, contractlaufen; (Jur: sentence) → laufen; (Fin: interest rate) → gelten
? to run into (with amounts, numbers) the expenditure runs into thousands of poundsdie Ausgaben gehen in die tausende or Tausende (von Pfund); the book has run into three editionsdas Buch hat schon drei Auflagen erreicht
? to run and run (story, production)noch lange laufen; (debate)noch lange fortgesetzt werden
= sail to run before the windvor dem Wind segeln; to run onto the rocks(auf die Felsen) auflaufen; to run into portin den Hafen einlaufen
= provide service bus, train etcfahren, verkehren; the train doesn’t run on Sundaysder Zug fährt sonntags nicht; no trains run there any moredorthin gibt es keine Zugverbindung mehr
= function machine, wheellaufen; (factory)arbeiten; (fig, ceremony) → laufen; when the central heating is runningwenn die Zentralheizung angeschaltet ist; you mustn’t leave the engine runningSie dürfen den Motor nicht laufen lassen; this model runs on dieseldieses Auto fährt mit Diesel; the radio runs off the mains/off batteriesdas Radio läuft auf Netz/Batterie; things are running smoothlyalles läuft glatt
= extend in space roadgehen, führen; (mountains)sich ziehen, sich erstrecken; (river)fließen; he has a scar running across his chesteine Narbe zieht sich quer über seine Brust; a wall runs (a)round the gardenum den Garten zieht sich or läuft eine Mauer; the railway line runs for 300 kmdie Bahnlinie ist 300 km lang; this theme runs through all his workdieses Thema zieht sich durch sein ganzes Werk
= unravel (stocking)eine Laufmasche bekommen; (stitch)laufen
Comput software, computerlaufen; this software doesn’t run under the new versiondiese Software läuft nicht unter der neuen Version
TRANSITIVE VERB
subject: person: distancelaufen, rennen; racelaufen; he runs 3 km every dayer läuft jeden Tag 3 km; the first race will be run at 2 o’clockdas erste Rennen findet um 2 Uhr statt; to run errandsBotengänge machen; to run the streets (child, dog)sich auf der Straße herumtreiben; to run somebody/something a close second (fig)von jdm/etw nur knapp geschlagen werden; to run somebody close (Sport, fig) → nur knapp von jdm geschlagen werden ? mile
subject: events, disease, person to run its/their courseseinen/ihren Lauf nehmen; to run a temperature or a feverFieber haben; he was running a high temperatureer hatte Fieber ? gauntlet
= pursue = hunt fox, deertreiben; (= make run) person, animaljagen; they ran him out of the housesie jagten ihn aus dem Haus; to run somebody off his feet (inf)jdn ständig auf Trab halten (inf); to run somebody into debtjdn in Schulden stürzen ? earth, ground1
= cause to flow to run water into a bathWasser in die Badewanne einlaufen lassen; I’ll run you a bathich lasse dir ein Bad einlaufen; he runs his words togetherbei ihm fließen alle Wörter ineinander über
= transport person, thingfahren, bringen; I’ll run you to the stationich fahre Sie zum Bahnhof
= drive vehiclefahren; he ran the car into the garage/a treeer fuhr das Auto in die Garage/gegen einen Baum; he runs a Rollser fährt einen Rolls Royce
buses, trainsunterhalten; extra buses, trainseinsetzen; this company runs a bus servicediese Firma unterhält einen Busdienst; they run trains to London every houres besteht stündlicher Zugverkehr nach London; how many machines does this factory run?wie viele Maschinen laufen in dieser Fabrik?
horselaufen lassen
candidateaufstellen
= operate machine, enginebetreiben; computerlaufen lassen; softwarebenutzen; programausführen; (person)bedienen; to run a radio off the mainsein Radio auf Netz laufen lassen; it would be cheaper to run the heating on gases wäre billiger, mit Gas zu heizen; I can’t afford to run a carich kann es mir nicht leisten, ein Auto zu unterhalten; this car is cheap to rundieses Auto ist billig im Unterhalt; can you run SuperText 3 on your computer?läuft SuperText 3 auf deinem Computer?
= conduct experiment, testdurchführen
= be responsible for = manage business, hotelführen, leiten; shopführen; minebetreiben; school, organization, newspaperleiten; (= organize) course of study, competitionveranstalten, durchführen; (= be in charge of) course, competition, department, projectleiten; a well-run hotelein gut geführtes Hotel; he runs a small hotel in the villageer hat ein kleines Hotel im Dorf; to run a houseeinen Haushalt führen; a house which is easy to runein Haus, das leicht in Schuss gehalten werden kann; I want to run my own lifeich möchte mein eigenes Leben leben; she’s the one who really runs everythingsie ist diejenige, die den Laden schmeißt (inf); I’m running this show! (inf)ich bestimme, was gemacht wird
= smuggle guns etcschmuggeln
= move to run one’s fingers over the piano keysdie Finger über die (Klavier)tasten gleiten lassen; to run one’s finger down a listmit dem Finger eine Liste durchgehen; to run one’s fingers/a comb through one’s hairsich (dat)mit den Fingern/einem Kamm durch die Haare fahren; to run one’s eye over a pageeine Seite überfliegen; he ran the vacuum cleaner over the carpeter ging mit dem Staubsauger über den Teppich
= put rope, roadführen; piece of elastic, line, ditchziehen; pipe, wires(ver)legen; (above ground) → führen; to run a rope round a treeein Seil um einen Baum legen
= thrust he ran a sword into his sideer stieß ihm das Schwert in die Seite, er durchbohrte ihn mit dem Schwert
= publish Press article, seriesbringen
= present filmzeigen, bringen; (Comm) lineverkaufen; the supermarket is running a new line in exotic fruitim Supermarkt werden jetzt exotische Früchte angeboten
= go through to run a red lighteine rote Ampel überfahren
PHRASAL VERBS
? run about (Brit) or around vi (lit, fig)herumlaufen or -rennen; to run around with somebodysich mit jdm herumtreiben; I’m not going to run about or around after you cleaning upich putze doch nicht dauernd hinter dir her
? run across vi
(lit)hinüberlaufen or -rennen
(= go to see)kurz rüberlaufen or -gehen (to zu)
vi +prep obj (= meet) personzufällig treffen; (= find) object, referencestoßen auf (+acc)
? run after vi to come running afterhinterherlaufen or -rennen vi +prep objnachlaufen or -rennen (+dat); I’m not going to spend the rest of my days running after you! (fig)ich denke gar nicht daran, nur immer für dich da zu sein!
? run along vilaufen, rennen; (= go away)gehen; run along!nun geht mal schön!
? run around vi = run about
? run at vi +prep objzu- or loslaufen auf (+acc); (= attack)losstürzen auf (+acc)
? run away vi
(child, animal)weglaufen, wegrennen; (person)weglaufen; (horse)durchgehen; to run away from homevon zu Hause weglaufen; don’t run away, I need your advice (inf)gehen Sie nicht weg, ich möchte Sie um Rat fragen; run away and play!geht (mal schön) spielen!
(water)auslaufen

? run away with vi +prep obj (= use up) funds, money, resourcesverschlucken (inf), → verbrauchen; (= steal) money, objectdurchgehen or durchbrennen mit (inf); (Sport etc: = win easily) race, prizespielend gewinnen; don’t run away with the idea that … (fig)kommen Sie nur nicht auf den Gedanken, dass …; he lets his imagination/enthusiasm run away with himseine Fantasie or Phantasie/seine Begeisterung geht leicht mit ihm durch
? run back vi (lit)zurücklaufen, zurückrennen; she’ll come running backsie wird reumütig zurückkommen vt sep
personzurückfahren or -bringen
(= rewind) tape, filmzurückspulen

? run down vi
(lit: person) → hinunterlaufen or -rennen
(watch, clock)ablaufen; (battery)leer werden; to let stocks run downdas Lager leer werden lassen; (deliberately) → die Vorräte abbauen
vt sep
(= knock down)umfahren; (= run over)überfahren
(= limit, reduce) factory, shop(allmählich) auflösen; department, stocks, staffabbauen; batteryzu stark belasten
(= disparage)schlechtmachen, runtermachen (inf)
(= pursue and capture) criminal, stagzur Strecke bringen; personausfindig machen

? run in vi (lit)hineinlaufen or -rennen vt sep
careinfahren
(inf: = arrest) → sich (dat)schnappen

? run into vi +prep obj (= meet)zufällig treffen; (= collide with)rennen/fahren gegen; to run into difficulties/troubleSchwierigkeiten/Ärger bekommen; to run into problemsauf Probleme stoßen; to run into danger/debtin Gefahr/Schulden geraten ? also run 2 h
? run off vi = run away VI a vt sep
waterablassen
(= reproduce) copyabziehen
(Sport) to run off the heatsdie Ausscheidungskämpfe durchführen
excess weightsich (dat)ablaufen or abrennen
? run on
vi
(lit)weiterlaufen, weiterrennen
(fig: in speaking) he does run on so!er redet wie ein Buch!; it ran on for four hoursdas zog sich über vier Stunden hin
(letters)verbunden sein; (words)fortlaufend geschrieben sein; (line of type)ohne Absatz gedruckt sein
(time)weitergehen
vt sep lettersverbinden; wordsfortlaufend schreiben; line of typeohne Absatz drucken
? run out vi
(person)hinauslaufen or -rennen; (rope, chain)ablaufen; (liquid)herauslaufen; (through leak) → auslaufen
(= come to an end, lease, contract, period of time) → ablaufen; (money, supplies)ausgehen, zu Ende gehen; my patience is slowly running outmir geht langsam die Geduld aus
vt sep
rope, chainabwickeln
(Cricket) → ausschlagen (während der Schlagmann seinen Lauf macht)

? run out of vi +prep obj he ran out of supplies/money/patienceihm gingen die Vorräte/ging das Geld/die Geduld aus; she ran out of timesie hatte keine Zeit mehr; we’re running out of timewir haben nicht mehr viel Zeit
? run over vi
(to neighbour etc) → kurz hinüberlaufen or hinübergehen or rübergehen (inf)
(= overflow: liquid, container) → überlaufen
(Rad, TV etc) the play ran over by 10 minutesdas Stück hatte 10 Minuten Überlänge; we’re running overwir überziehen
vi +prep obj story, part in play, detailsdurchgehen; text, notesdurchsehen; I’ll run over your part with youich gehe Ihre Rolle kurz mit Ihnen durch vt sep (in vehicle) → überfahren
? run round vi (esp Brit) → kurz vorbeigehen; to run round and see somebodykurz bei jdm vorbeigehen ? also run about
? run through vi (lit)durchlaufen vi +prep obj
(= use up) money, fortunedurchbringen
(= rehearse) piece of music, playdurchspielen; ceremony, part, listdurchgehen
= run over VI +prep obj
vt sep to run somebody through (with a sword)jdn (mit einem Schwert) durchbohren
? run to vi +prep obj
(= afford) I can’t run to a new carich kann mir kein neues Auto leisten; the funds won’t run to a partydie Finanzen reichen nicht für eine Party
(= amount to) the poem runs to several hundred linesdas Gedicht geht über mehrere hundert Zeilen

? run up vi (lit: = climb quickly) → hinauflaufen; (= approach quickly)hinlaufen or -rennen (to zu); to run up against difficultiesauf Schwierigkeiten stoßen vt sep
flaghissen, hochziehen; they ran the flag up (the mast)sie hissten die Fahne
(= incur)machen; to run up a billeine Rechnung zusammenkommen lassen; to run up a debtSchulden machen
(= sew quickly)schnell zusammennähen

run

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runabout
n (= car)kleiner Flitzer (inf); (= boat)kleines Motorboot
runaround
n (inf) to give somebody the runjdn an der Nase herumführen (inf); to get the run (from somebody)(von jdm) an der Nase herumgeführt werden (inf)

run

:
runoff
n (Sport) → Entscheidungslauf m, → Stechen nt
run-of-the-mill
adjdurchschnittlich, gewöhnlich; theme, novelFeld-Wald-Wiesen- (inf)
run-on (line)
nfortlaufende Zeile
run-out
n (Ski) → Auslauf m
run-proof
adj tights etclaufmaschenfest

run

:
run-through
nDurchgehen nt; let’s have a final rungehen wir das noch einmal durch; to have a run of somethingetw durchgehen
run-up
n (Sport) → Anlauf m; (fig)Vorbereitungszeit f; in the run to the electionin der Zeit vor der Wahl
runway
n (Aviat) → Start- und Landebahn f, → Runway f or m

run

[rʌn] (ran (vb: pt) (run (pp)))
1. vi
a.correre; (flee) → scappare
run and see → corri a vedere
to run in/out → entrare/uscire di corsa
to run for the bus → fare una corsa per prendere l'autobus
to run to help sb → accorrere in aiuto di qn, correre ad aiutare qn
don't come running to me when you've got problems → non correre da me quando avrai dei problemi
we shall have to run for it → ci toccherà tagliare la corda
he's running for the Presidency → si è presentato come candidato per la presidenza
a rumour ran through the town that ... → si è sparsa la voce in città che...
that tune keeps running through my head → continua a venirmi in mente quel motivetto
it runs in the family → è un tratto di famiglia
b. the train runs between Gatwick and Victoriail treno fa servizio tra Gatwick e la stazione Victoria
the bus runs every 20 minutes → c'è un autobus ogni 20 minuti
c. (function) → funzionare, andare
leave the engine running → lascia il motore acceso
to run on petrol/on diesel/off batteries → andare a benzina/a diesel/a batterie
things did not run smoothly for him (fig) → le cose non gli sono andate molto bene
d. (extend, contract) → essere valido/a
it has another 5 years to run → vale per altri 5 anni
the play ran for 2 years → lo spettacolo ha tenuto cartellone per 2 anni
the cost ran to hundreds of pounds → alla fine la spesa è stata di centinaia di sterline
their losses run into millions → hanno avuto una perdita di milioni
e. (river, tears, curtains, drawer) → scorrere; (nose) → colare; (eyes) → lacrimare; (tap) → perdere; (sore, abscess) → spurgare; (melt, butter, icing) → fondere; (colour, ink) → sbavare; (colour, in washing) → stingere
the tears ran down her cheeks → le lacrime le scorrevano sulle guance
you left the tap running → hai lasciato il rubinetto aperto
the river runs into the sea → il fiume sfocia nel mare
the road runs into the square → la strada sbocca nella piazza
the milk ran all over the floor → il latte si è sparso sul pavimento
to run high (river, sea) → ingrossarsi (feelings) → inasprirsi
his face was running with sweat → il sudore gli colava sul viso
his blood ran cold → gli si è gelato il sangue
f. (with adv or prep) to run across the roadattraversare di corsa la strada
the road runs along the river → la strada corre lungo il fiume
the road runs by our house → la strada passa davanti a casa nostra
the path runs from our house to the station → il sentiero va da casa nostra fino alla stazione
the car ran into the lamppost → la macchina è andata a sbattere contro il lampione
he ran up to me → mi corse incontro
she ran up the stairs → salì su per le scale di corsa
2. vt
a.correre; (race) → partecipare a
she ran a good race → ha fatto una buona gara
the race is run over 4 km → la gara si svolge su un percorso di 4 km
to let things run their course → lasciare che le cose seguano il loro corso
to run a horse → far correre un cavallo
b. (move) to run sb into townaccompagnare or portare qn in città
I'll run you to the station → ti porto io alla stazione
to run the car into a lamppost → andare a sbattere con la macchina contro un lampione
to run errands → andare a fare commissioni
c. (organize, manage, business, hotel) → dirigere, gestire; (country) → governare; (campaign) → organizzare
are they running any trains today? → ci sono treni oggi?
they ran an extra train → hanno messo un treno straordinario
she runs everything → è lei che manda avanti tutto
I want to run my own life → voglio essere io a gestire la mia vita
d. (operate, machine) → usare
to run a program (Comput) → eseguire un programma
we run two cars → abbiamo due macchine
it's a very cheap car to run → è una macchina economica
e. to be run off one's feetdoversi fare in quattro
to run it close or fine → ridursi all'ultimo momento
their win was a close run thing → hanno vinto per il rotto della cuffia
to run a (high) temperature → avere la febbre (alta)
to run a risk → correre un rischio
f. (with adv or prep) to run one's eye over a letterdare una scorsa a una lettera
to run a fence round a field → costruire un recinto intorno a un campo
to run a pipe through a wall → far passare un tubo attraverso un muro
to run one's fingers through sb's hair → passare le dita fra i capelli di qn
to run a comb through one's hair → darsi una pettinata
to run water into the bath → far correre l'acqua nella vasca
to run a bath for sb → preparare un bagno a qn
3. n
a. (act of running) → corsa
to go for a run → andare a correre
at a run → di corsa
to break into a run → mettersi a correre
a prisoner on the run → un evaso
he's on the run from the police → è ricercato dalla polizia
to keep the enemy on the run → premere il nemico in fuga
we've got them on the run now → adesso sono ridotti allo sbando
he's on the run from his creditors → cerca di sfuggire ai creditori
to make a run for it → scappare, tagliare la corda
to give sb a run for his money → non darla vinta a qn prima del tempo
she's had a good run (on death, retirement) → ha avuto il suo
to have the run of sb's house → utilizzare la casa altrui come casa propria
b. (outing) → giro
to go for a run in the car → fare un giro in macchina
c. (Rail) → percorso, tragitto
it's a 10-minute bus run → è un tragitto di 10 minuti in autobus
boats on the Calais run → navi che fanno il servizio per Calais
d. (sequence) → serie f inv (Cards) → scala
a run of luck → un periodo di fortuna
he's different from the common run of men → è fuori dall'ordinario
it stands out from the general run of books → è un libro fuori dal comune
the play had a long run → lo spettacolo ha tenuto a lungo il cartellone
in the long run → alla lunga
in the short run → sulle prime
e. (Comm) there's been a run on ...c'è stata una forte richiesta di...
f. (for animals) → recinto
g. (for skiing, bobsleighing) → pista
h. (in stocking, tights) → smagliatura
run about vi + advcorrere (di) qua e (di) là
run across vi + prep (meet, find) → incontrare per caso, imbattersi in
run along vi + advcorrere, andare
run along and play → su, vai a giocare
run away vi + adv
a.scappare di corsa, fuggire
to run away from home → scappare di casa
b. (water) → scolare
run away with vi + adv + prepscappare con (fig) he let his imagination run away with himsi lasciò trasportare dalla fantasia
don't run away with the idea that ... → non credere che...
run down
1. vt + adv
a. (Aut) → investire, mettere sotto
b. (reduce, production) → ridurre gradualmente; (factory, shop) → rallentare l'attività di
c. (disparage) → parlar male di, denigrare
d. (battery) → scaricare
2. vi + adv (battery, watch) → scaricarsi
run in vt + adv
a. (car) → rodare, fare il rodaggio di
b. (fam) (arrest) → mettere dentro
run into vi + prep (meet, person) → incontrare per caso; (difficulties, troubles) → incontrare, trovare; (collide with) → andare a sbattere contro
to run into debt → trovarsi nei debiti
run off
1. vi + adv = run away
2. vt + adv (copies) → fare
run off with vi + adv + prep = run away with
run on vi + adv
a. (fam) (person) → parlare senza tregua; (talk, meeting) → protrarsi (oltre il previsto)
b. (Typ) → continuare senza andare a capo
run out vi + adv (contract, lease) → scadere; (food, money) → finire, esaurirsi; (person) → uscire di corsa; (liquid) → colare
time is running out → ormai c'è poco tempo
run out of vi + adv + prepnon avere più
I ran out of petrol (Am) I ran out of gas → sono rimasto senza benzina
run out on vi + adv + prep (abandon) → piantare
run over
1. vi + adv (overflow) → traboccare
2. vi + prep (reread) → rileggere; (recapitulate) → ricapitolare
3. vt + prep (Aut) → investire, mettere sotto
run through vi + prep
a. (use up, fortune) → far fuori, dilapidare
b. (read quickly, notes) → dare un'occhiata a; (list) → scorrere
c. (rehearse, play) → riprovare, ripetere; (recapitulate) → ricapitolare
run to vi + prep (be sufficient for) → essere sufficiente per
my salary won't run to a car → col mio stipendio non posso permettermi una macchina
run up vt + adv
a. (debt) → accumulare
b. (dress) → mettere insieme
run up against vi + adv + prep (person, problem) → imbattersi in; (difficulties) → incontrare

run

(ran) present participle ˈrunning: past tense ran (rӕn) : past participle run verb
1. (of a person or animal) to move quickly, faster than walking. He ran down the road.
2. to move smoothly. Trains run on rails.
3. (of water etc) to flow. Rivers run to the sea; The tap is running.
4. (of a machine etc) to work or operate. The engine is running; He ran the motor to see if it was working.
5. to organize or manage. He runs the business very efficiently.
6. to race. Is your horse running this afternoon?
7. (of buses, trains etc) to travel regularly. The buses run every half hour; The train is running late.
8. to last or continue; to go on. The play ran for six weeks.
9. to own and use, especially of cars. He runs a Rolls Royce.
10. (of colour) to spread. When I washed my new dress the colour ran.
11. to drive (someone); to give (someone) a lift. He ran me to the station.
12. to move (something). She ran her fingers through his hair; He ran his eyes over the letter.
13. (in certain phrases) to be or become. The river ran dry; My blood ran cold (= I was afraid).
noun
1. the act of running. He went for a run before breakfast.
2. a trip or drive. We went for a run in the country.
3. a length of time (for which something continues). He's had a run of bad luck.
4. a ladder (in a stocking etc). I've got a run in my tights.
5. the free use (of a place). He gave me the run of his house.
6. in cricket, a batsman's act of running from one end of the wicket to the other, representing a single score. He scored/made 50 runs for his team.
7. an enclosure or pen. a chicken-run.
ˈrunner noun
1. a person who runs. There are five runners in this race.
2. the long narrow part on which a sledge etc moves. He polished the runners of the sledge; an ice-skate runner.
3. a long stem of a plant which puts down roots.
ˈrunning adjective
1. of or for running. running shoes.
2. continuous. a running commentary on the football match.
adverb
one after another; continuously. We travelled for four days running.
ˈrunny adjective
liquid; watery. Do you like your egg yolk firm or runny?; The baby has a runny nose.
ˈrunaway noun
a person, animal etc that runs away. The police caught the two runaways; (also adjective) a runaway horse.
ˌrunˈdown adjective
tired or exhausted because one has worked too hard. He feels run-down.
ˌrunner-ˈup noun
a person, thing etc that is second in a race or competition. My friend won the prize and I was the runner-up.
ˈrunway noun
a wide path from which aircraft take off and on which they land. The plane landed on the runway.
in/out of the running
having (no) chance of success. She's in the running for the job of director.
on the run
escaping; running away. He's on the run from the police.
run across
to meet. I ran across an old friend.
run after
to chase. The dog ran after a cat.
run aground
(of a ship) to become stuck on rocks etc.
run along
to go away. Run along now, children!
run away
1. to escape. He ran away from school.
2. (with with) to steal. He ran away with all her money.
3. (with with) to go too fast etc to be controlled by. The horse ran away with him.
run down
1. (of a clock, battery etc) to finish working. My watch has run down – it needs rewinding.
2. (of a vehicle or driver) to knock down. I was run down by a bus.
3. to speak badly of. He is always running me down.
run for
to stand for election for. He is running for president.
run for it
to try to escape. Quick – run for it!
run in
to get (a new engine etc) working properly.
run into
1. to meet. I ran into her in the street.
2. to crash into or collide with. The car ran into a lamp-post.
run its course
to develop or happen in the usual way. The fever ran its course.
run off
1. to print or copy. I want 500 copies run off at once.
2. (with with) to steal or take away. He ran off with my wife.
run out
1. (of a supply) to come to an end. The food has run out.
2. (with of) to have no more. We've run out of money.
run over
1. (of a vehicle or driver) to knock down or drive over. Don't let the dog out of the garden or he'll get run over.
2. to repeat for practice. Let's run over the plan again.
run a temperature
to have a fever.
run through
to look at, deal with etc, one after another. He ran through their instructions.
run to
to have enough money for. We can't run to a new car this year.
run up
1. to hoist (a flag).
2. to make quickly or roughly. I can run up a dress in a couple of hours.
3. to collect up, accumulate (debts). He ran up an enormous bill.
run wild
to go out of control. They let their children run wild; The garden was running wild.

run

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run

n. carrera;
vi. correr, hacer correr;
to ___ a fevertener calentura.

run

vi (pret ran; pp run; ger running) correr; My nose is running..Tengo mucosidad..Tengo flujo nasal..Tengo escurrimiento nasal (esp. Mex); to — in one's family venir de familia; to — out acabarse; When did your medicine run out?..¿Cuándo se le acabó la medicina?; to — over atropellar, arrollar
References in classic literature ?
Rachel Lynde lived just where the Avonlea main road dipped down into a little hollow, fringed with alders and ladies' eardrops and traversed by a brook that had its source away back in the woods of the old Cuthbert place; it was reputed to be an intricate, headlong brook in its earlier course through those woods, with dark secrets of pool and cascade; but by the time it reached Lynde's Hollow it was a quiet, well-conducted little stream, for not even a brook could run past Mrs.
A dark store-room opens out of it, and that is a place to be run past at night; for I don't know what may be among those tubs and jars and old tea-chests, when there is nobody in there with a dimly-burning light, letting a mouldy air come out of the door, in which there is the smell of soap, pickles, pepper, candles, and coffee, all at one whiff.
The rag and tag of the street run past The Summer's here but it wont last.
Mikel said: "Toure is such a brilliant player but you don't let him run past you, just stay in front of him.
The torch will not be run past Fixby or Bradley - but the relay route runs from Marsh to end at Fartown Bar, the intersection of Bradford Road and Spaines Road.
The Bolton defender, 26, is driving a hard bargain and the financial side has to be run past the Blues chief.
After a photograph, you and other supporters of the BNP were in the process of leaving St John's Gardens when your victim and another man decided to run past you.