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first run

The initial period in which a newly released movie is shown in theaters.

first′-run′ adj.
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first′ run′

the initial exhibition period for a film.
first′-run′, adj.
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Notary." And he signed it rapidly, after having first run his eye over that part of the deed in which were specified the situation of the house and the names of the proprietors.
The Bennets were speedily pronounced to be the luckiest family in the world, though only a few weeks before, when Lydia had first run away, they had been generally proved to be marked out for misfortune.
When the fish first run up the rivers, they are fat and in fine order.
I helped design her and took her out on her first run."
Following a sacrifice bunt, Parenty scored the first run on an error.
claimer Darragh O'Keeffe (having his first run for Cromwell), the five-year-old (above), having his first run since March, but backed from 5/1 in the morning to 2/1 favourite, took command between the last two flights and cruised clear to win, unextended, by six and a half lengths from 25/1 shot Sweet Home Chicago.
Bianca Jackson, EastEnders Patsy Palmer First run: Dec 1993 - Sept 1999 Returned: April 2008 - 2014 Known for her cries of "Rickaay", Bianca left to move to Milton Keynes.
"He was a dual winner in France but disappointed on his first run for me at Cheltenham.
Kyrgyzstan's Evgeniy Timofeev finished #72 in the first run of the alpine skiing men's giant slalom at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on Sunday.
The 22-year-old trailed Manuela Moelgg, of Italy, by 0.20 seconds after the first run, but powered to overall victory in a total time of two minutes 20.02 seconds.
The reigning Olympic champion moved up from fifth place after her first run to finish third, 0.33 seconds behind winner Janine Flock of Austria.
RAUCOUS can claim the honours on his first run for 208 days in the Buxted Construction Ltd Conditions Stakes, the richest race on the card at Chelmsford.

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