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running

noun

3 running

The state of being in operation.



4 running

The act of administering or being in charge of something.

5 running

The act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track.

synonym: track.

adjective

1 running

of fluids Moving or issuing in a stream.

2 running

Continually repeated over a period of time.

3 running

Of advancing the ball by running.

4 running

Executed or initiated by running.

5 running

Measured lengthwise:
— Cost of lumber per running foot.

synonym: linear.

6 running

of e.g. a machine Performing or capable of performing:
— In running (or working) order.

synonyms: functional, operative, working.


adverb

Roget 69: continuously etc. adj.; seriatim; in a line etc. n.; in succession, in turn; running, gradually, step by step, gradatim [Lat.], ... show more

Moby thesaurus: acting, action, active, activity, actual, actuation, affluent, agency, agile, alive, articulated, as is, ascending, at work, authority, autograph, autographic, average, axial, back ... show more.

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run

noun

1 run

A score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely:
— The Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th.

synonym: tally.

Roget 104: repetition, iteration, reiteration, harping, recurrence, succession, run; battology, tautology; monotony, tautophony; rhythm etc. 138; ... show more

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 264: motion, movement, move; going etc. v.; unrest.    stream, flow, flux, run, course, stir; ... show more

Roget 267: navigation; aquatics; boating, yachting; ship etc. 273; oar, paddle, screw, sail, canvas, aileron.    natation, ... show more

Roget 964: lawlessness; illicitness; breach of law, violation of law, infraction of the law; disobedience etc. 742; unconformity etc. 83.    arbitrariness etc. adj.; ... 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

Roget 143: continuance, continuation; run; perpetuation, prolongation; persistence etc. (perseverance) 604.1; repetition etc. 104.   

2 run

The act of testing something.

synonyms: test, trial.

Dutch: probeersel, proef, test
Polish: testowanie

3 run

A race run on foot:
— She broke the record for the half-mile run.

synonyms: foot race, footrace.

Polish: bieg

4 run

An unbroken series of events:
— Nicklaus had a run of birdies.

synonym: streak.

Polish: passa, continuum, kontinuum

5 run

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.

synonyms: running, running game, running play.

6 run

A regular trip.

7 run

The act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace:
— He broke into a run.
— His daily run keeps him fit.

synonym: running.

Polish: bieg

8 run

The continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation.

9 run

Unrestricted freedom to use.

10 run

The production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.).

11 run

A small stream.

synonyms: rill, rivulet, runnel, streamlet.

Dutch: stroompje, stroom

12 run

A race between candidates for elective office:
— He is raising money for a Senate run.

synonyms: campaign, political campaign.

13 run

A row of unravelled stitches:
— She got a run in her stocking.

synonyms: ladder, ravel.

Dutch: ladder

14 run

The pouring forth of a fluid.

synonyms: discharge, outpouring.

15 run

An unbroken chronological sequence.

16 run

A short trip.

verb

1 run

Move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time.

Roget 791: steal, thieve, rob, mug, purloin, pilfer, filch, prig, bag, nim, crib, cabbage, palm; abstract; ... show more

Dutch: draven, galopperen, hardlopen, hollen, rennen

2 run

Flee; take to one's heels; cut and run:
— If you see this man, run!.

synonyms: break away, bunk, escape, fly the coop, head for the hills, hightail it, lam, run away, scarper, scat ... show more.

Dutch: vluchten, weglopen

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.

synonyms: extend, go, lead, pass.

Roget 151: happen, occur; take place, take effect; come, become of; come off, comeabout, come round, come into existence, come forth, come to pass, come on; pass, ... show more

Roget 264: be in motion etc. adj.; move, go, hie, gang, budge, stir, pass, flit; hover about, hover round, ... show more

4 run

Direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.:
— She is running a relief operation in the Sudan.

synonym: operate.

Dutch: beheren, houden, leiden, runnen

5 run

Have a particular form:
— The story or argument runs as follows.

synonym: go.

6 run

Move along, of liquids.

synonyms: course, feed, flow.

Roget 348: flow, run; meander; gush, pour, spout, roll, jet, well, issue; drop, drip, dribble, plash, ... show more

Roget 109: elapse, lapse, flow, run, proceed, advance, pass; roll on, wear on, press on; flit, fly, slip, ... show more

Dutch: stromen

7 run

Perform as expected when applied:
— Does this old car still run well?.

synonyms: function, go, operate, work.

Dutch: functioneren, werken

8 run

Change or be different within limits:
— Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent.

synonym: range.

9 run

Run, stand, or compete for an office or a position:
— Who's running for treasurer this year?.

synonym: campaign.

10 run

Cause to emit recorded audio or video.

synonym: play.

Dutch: afdraaien, afspelen, draaien

11 run

Move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way.

12 run

Have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined:
— These dresses run small.

synonyms: be given, incline, lean, tend.

Dutch: plegen, zwemen

13 run

Be operating, running or functioning.

14 run

Change from one state to another.

15 run

Cause to perform.

16 run

Be affected by; be subjected to.

17 run

Continue to exist.

synonyms: die hard, endure, persist, prevail.

Dutch: volharden

18 run

Occur persistently.

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.

synonym: execute.

Dutch: uitvoeren

20 run

Include as the content; broadcast or publicize.

synonym: carry.

21 run

Carry out.

22 run

Pass over, across, or through.

synonyms: draw, guide, pass.

23 run

Cause something to pass or lead somewhere:
— Run the wire behind the cabinet.

synonym: lead.

24 run

Make without a miss.

25 run

Deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor.

synonym: black market.

26 run

Cause an animal to move fast.

27 run

Be diffused:
— These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run.

synonym: bleed.

28 run

Sail before the wind.

29 run

Cover by running; run a certain distance.

30 run

Extend or continue for a certain period of time:
— The film runs 5 hours.

synonym: run for.

31 run

Set animals loose to graze.

32 run

Keep company:
— The heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring.

synonym: consort.

33 run

Run with the ball; in such sports as football.

34 run

Travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means.

35 run

Travel a route regularly.

synonym: ply.

36 run

Pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals):
— The dogs are running deer.

synonyms: hunt, hunt down, track down.

37 run

Compete in a race:
— He is running the Marathon this year.

synonym: race.

38 run

Progress by being changed:
— Run through your presentation before the meeting.

synonyms: go, move.

39 run

Reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating.

synonyms: melt, melt down.

Roget 335: render liquid etc. 333; liquefy, run; deliquesce; melt etc. (heat) 384; solve; dissolve, resolve; liquate; ... show more

Dutch: smelten

40 run

Come unraveled or undone as if by snagging:
— Her nylons were running.

synonym: ladder.

Dutch: ladderen

41 run

Become undone.

synonym: unravel.

Dutch: rafelen, uitrafelen


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