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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