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Definitions of run:
  • noun:   a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    Example: "The Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th"
  • noun:   the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
    Example: "He broke into a run"
  • noun:   a regular trip
    Example: "The ship made its run in record time"
  • noun:   a short trip
    Example: "Take a run into town"
  • noun:   (American football) a play in which a player runs with the ball
    Example: "The defensive line braced to stop the run"
  • noun:   an unbroken chronological sequence
    Example: "The play had a long run on Broadway"
  • noun:   a row of unravelled stitches
    Example: "She got a run in her stocking"
  • noun:   the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)
    Example: "A daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint"
  • noun:   unrestricted freedom to use
    Example: "He has the run of the house"
  • noun:   the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation
    Example: "The assembly line was on a 12-hour run"
  • noun:   an unbroken series of events
    Example: "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"
  • noun:   the act of testing something
  • noun:   the pouring forth of a fluid
  • noun:   a race run on foot
    Example: "She broke the record for the half-mile run"
  • noun:   a race between candidates for elective office
    Example: "He is raising money for a Senate run"
  • noun:   a small stream
  • verb:   be diffused
    Example: "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"
  • verb:   move along, of liquids
  • verb:   flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    Example: "If you see this man, run!"
  • verb:   cause an animal to move fast
    Example: "Run the dogs"
  • verb:   move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way
    Example: "Who are these people running around in the building?"
  • verb:   deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
  • verb:   set animals loose to graze
  • verb:   make without a miss
  • verb:   carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
    Example: "Run the dishwasher"
  • verb:   occur persistently
    Example: "Musical talent runs in the family"
  • verb:   extend or continue for a certain period of time
    Example: "The film runs 5 hours"
  • verb:   stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    Example: "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"
  • verb:   cause something to pass or lead somewhere
    Example: "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
  • verb:   be affected by; be subjected to
    Example: "Run a temperature"
  • verb:   have a particular form
    Example: "The story or argument runs as follows"
  • verb:   become undone
  • verb:   cause to perform
    Example: "Run a subject"
  • verb:   change from one state to another
    Example: "Run amok"
  • verb:   be operating, running or functioning
    Example: "The car is still running--turn it off!"
  • verb:   carry out
    Example: "Run an errand"
  • verb:   cover by running; run a certain distance
  • verb:   move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time
    Example: "Don't run--you'll be out of breath"
  • verb:   travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
    Example: "Run to the store!"
  • verb:   run with the ball; in such sports as football
  • verb:   keep company
    Example: "The heifers run with the bulls ot produce offspring"
  • verb:   sail before the wind
  • verb:   direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
    Example: "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
  • verb:   change or be different within limits
    Example: "Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent"
  • verb:   come unraveled or undone as if by snagging
    Example: "Her nylons were running"
  • verb:   reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
  • verb:   compete in a race
    Example: "He is running the Marathon this year"
  • verb:   run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
    Example: "Who's running for treasurer this year?"
  • verb:   pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
    Example: "The dogs are running deer"
  • verb:   guide or pass over something
  • verb:   cause to emit recorded sounds
  • verb:   include as the content; broadcast or publicize
  • verb:   travel a route regularly
  • verb:   progress by being changed
    Example: "Run through your presentation before the meeting"
  • verb:   continue to exist
  • verb:   have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
    Example: "These dresses run small"
  • verb:   perform as expected when applied
    Example: "Does this old car still run well?"

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