- run as a noun:
- 16 as a verb:
A score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely:
— The Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th.
Roget 78: generality, generalization; universality; catholicity, catholicism; miscellany, miscellaneousness†; dragnet; common run; worldwideness†. everyone, everybody; all hands, all the world and his wife; ... show more
Roget 613: habit, habitude; assuetude†, assuefaction†, wont; run, way. common state of things, general state of things, natural state of things, ordinary state of things, ordinary course of things, ordinary run of things; matter of course; ... show more
A race run on foot:
— She broke the record for the half-mile run.
An unbroken series of events:
— Nicklaus had a run of birdies.
Polish: passa, continuum, kontinuum
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.
A regular trip.
The act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace:
— He broke into a run.
— His daily run keeps him fit.
The continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation.
Unrestricted freedom to use.
The production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.).
A race between candidates for elective office:
— He is raising money for a Senate run.
An unbroken chronological sequence.
A short trip.
Move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time.
Dutch: draven, galopperen, hardlopen, hollen, rennen
Flee; take to one's heels; cut and run:
— If you see this man, run!.
Dutch: vluchten, weglopen
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.
Direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.:
— She is running a relief operation in the Sudan.
Dutch: beheren, houden, leiden, runnen
Have a particular form:
— The story or argument runs as follows.
Move along, of liquids.
Perform as expected when applied:
— Does this old car still run well?.
Dutch: functioneren, werken
Change or be different within limits:
— Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent.
Run, stand, or compete for an office or a position:
— Who's running for treasurer this year?.
Cause to emit recorded audio or video.
Dutch: afdraaien, afspelen, draaien
Move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way.
Have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined:
— These dresses run small.
Dutch: plegen, zwemen
Be operating, running or functioning.
Change from one state to another.
Cause to perform.
Be affected by; be subjected to.
Carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine:
— Run the dishwasher.
— Run a new program on the Mac.
Include as the content; broadcast or publicize.
Cause something to pass or lead somewhere:
— Run the wire behind the cabinet.
Make without a miss.
Deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor.
synonym: black market.
Cause an animal to move fast.
— These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run.
Sail before the wind.
Cover by running; run a certain distance.
Extend or continue for a certain period of time:
— The film runs 5 hours.
synonym: run for.
Set animals loose to graze.
— The heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring.
Run with the ball; in such sports as football.
Travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means.
Travel a route regularly.
Pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals):
— The dogs are running deer.
Compete in a race:
— He is running the Marathon this year.
Reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating.
Come unraveled or undone as if by snagging:
— Her nylons were running.
Dutch: rafelen, uitrafelen
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