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run around

vb (intr, adverb)
1. (often foll by with) to associate habitually (with)
2. to behave in a fickle or promiscuous manner
n
3. informal deceitful or evasive treatment of a person (esp in the phrase give or get the run-around)
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing an arrangement of printed matter in which the column width is narrowed to accommodate an illustration
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.run around - play boisterously; "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom"
play - be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children; "The kids were playing outside all day"; "I used to play with trucks as a little girl"

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
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He placed the hat upon the glass floor, made a pass with his hand, and then removed the hat, displaying a little white piglet no bigger than a mouse, which began to run around here and there and to grunt and squeal in a tiny, shrill voice.
He placed one upon the floor, so that it could run around, and pulled apart the other, making three piglets in all; and then one of these was pulled apart, making four piglets.
But I've dressed up so long that I'm used to it, and I don't imagine I'd care to run around naked again.
SEAN O'NEILL has vowed to run around Belfast naked if he keeps a clean sheet against Wolves.
"The only parents that are offended are those who want to let their children run around."
Daniel has been in the spotlight for finishing a run around Qatar alone and then completing another round on a bicycle.
"Dad tells stupid jokes and makes a mess with the grandkids, the dogs run around begging for scraps and we're all laughing and building memories.
Theyre convinced they need to run around, hopping from one partner to another.
I think players should be fit and should run around a bit - that's the least you should expect from them.
One reader of the guide wrote: "Why are there undisciplined children who are allowed to run around unchecked, or screaming babies who aren't taken outside to calm down?" Another said: "My peaceful lunch by the fire with a pint was totally ruined by a child running around whooping and tripping up staff and, when asked to quieten down by the landlord, the poor man faced abuse from over-protective parents.
"It is pretty strange asking if someone can run around your centre circle for hours.