run  

  • Definition of run

    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; "he broke into a run"; "his daily run keeps him fit"  
    • (n): a regular trip; "the ship made its run in record time"  
    • (n): a short trip; "take a run into town"  
    • (n): (American football) a play in which a player runs with the ball; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): an unbroken chronological sequence; "the play had a long run on Broadway"; "the team enjoyed a brief run of victories"  
    • (n): the pouring forth of a fluid  
    • (n): a row of unravelled stitches; "she got a run in her stocking"  
    • (n): a race run on foot; "she broke the record for the half-mile run"  
    • (n): a race between candidates for elective office; "I managed his campaign for governor"; "he is raising money for a Senate run"  
    • (n): an unbroken series of events; "had a streak of bad luck"; "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"  
    • (n): a small stream  
    • (n): the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.); "a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint"  
    • (n): unrestricted freedom to use; "he has the run of the house"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (v): become undone; "the sweater unraveled"  
    • (v): come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were running"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): cause to perform; "run a subject"; "run a process"  
    • (v): progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"  
    • (v): change from one state to another; "run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot"  
    • (v): compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let''s race and see who gets there first"  
    • (v): run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who''s running for treasurer this year?"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): guide or pass over something; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): be operating, running or functioning; "The car is still running--turn it off!"  
    • (v): carry out; "run an errand"  
    • (v): cause to emit recorded sounds; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "Can you play my favorite record?"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast"  
    • (v): cover by running; run a certain distance; "She ran 10 miles that day"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; "Run to the store!"; "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"  
    • (v): run with the ball; in such sports as football  
    • (v): keep company; "the heifers run with the bulls ot produce offspring"  
    • (v): sail before the wind  
    • (v): be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"  
    • (v): move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"  
    • (v): flee; take to one''s heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"  
    • (v): cause an animal to move fast; "run the dogs"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor  
    • (v): set animals loose to graze  
    • (v): direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"  
    • (v): make without a miss  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): occur persistently; "Musical talent runs in the family"  
    • (v): continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"  
    • (v): extend or continue for a certain period of time; "The film runs 5 hours"  
    • (v): 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 ex  
    • (v): cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): be affected by; be subjected to; "run a temperature"; "run a risk"  
    • (v): have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..."  
    • (v): 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"  

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