run, past participle; ran, past tense; runing, present participle; runs, 3rd person singular present; running, present participle;
Move at a speed faster than a walk, never having both or all the feet on the ground at the same time
the dog ran across the road
she ran the last few yards, breathing heavily
he hasn't paid for his drinks—run and catch him
Run as a sport or for exercise
I run every morning
(of an athlete or a racehorse) Compete in a race
she ran in the 200 meters
Dave has run 42 marathons
Enter (a racehorse) for a race
(of a batter or base runner) Attempt to advance to the next base
(of hounds) Chase or hunt their quarry
(of a boat) Sail directly before the wind, esp. in bad weather
(of a migratory fish) Go upriver from the sea in order to spawn
Move about in a hurried and hectic way
I've spent the whole day running around after the kids
Have rapid recourse to (someone) for support or help
don't come running to me for a handout
Pass or cause to pass quickly or smoothly in a particular direction
the rumor ran through the pack of photographers
Helen ran her fingers through her hair
Move or cause to move somewhere forcefully or with a particular result
the tanker ran aground off the Aleutian Islands
a woman ran a stroller into the back of my legs
Fail to stop at (a red traffic light)
Navigate (rapids or a waterfall) in a boat
Extend or cause to extend in a particular direction
cobbled streets run down to a tiny harbor
he ran a wire under the carpet
(of a quality or trait) Be common or inherent in members of (a particular family), esp. over several generations
weight problems run in my family
Pass into or reach a specified state or level
inflation is running at 11 percent
the decision ran counter to previous government commitments
(of a liquid) Flow in a specified direction
tears were running down her face
Cause (a liquid) to flow
she ran cold water into the sink
Cause water to flow over (something)
I ran my hands under the faucet
Fill (a bath) with water
I'll run you a nice hot bath
Be covered or streaming with (a particular liquid)
his face was running with sweat
Emit or exude a liquid
she was weeping loudly, and her nose was running
(of a solid substance) Melt and become fluid
it was so hot that the butter ran
(of the sea, the tide, or a river) Rise higher or flow more quickly
there was still a heavy sea running
(of dye or color in fabric or paper) Dissolve and spread when the fabric or paper becomes wet
the red dye ran when the socks were washed
(of a stocking or pair of tights) Develop a ravel
(of a bus, train, ferry, or other form of transportation) Make a regular journey on a particular route
buses run into town every half hour
Put (a particular form of public transportation) in service
the group is drawing up plans to run trains on key routes
Take (someone) somewhere in a car
I'll run you home
Be in charge of; manage
Andrea runs her own catering business
an attractive family-run hotel
(of a system, organization, or plan) Operate or proceed in a particular way
everything's running according to plan
Organize and make available for other people
we decided to run a series of seminars
Carry out (a test or procedure)
he asked the army to run tests on the anti nerve-gas pills
Own, maintain, and use (a vehicle)
Be in or cause to be in operation; function or cause to function
the car runs on unleaded fuel
a number of peripherals can be run off one SCSI port
Move or cause to move between the spools of a recording machine
I ran the tape back
the tape has run out
Continue or be valid or operative for a particular period of time
the course ran for two days
this particular debate will run on and on
Happen or arrive at the specified time
the program was running fifteen minutes late
(of a play or exhibition) Be staged or presented
the play ran on Broadway last year
Be a candidate in a political election
he announced that he intended to run for President
(esp. of a political party) Sponsor (a candidate) in an election
they ran their first candidate for the school board
Publish or be published in a newspaper or magazine
the tabloids ran the story
when the story ran, there was a big to-do
(of a story, argument, or piece of writing) Have a specified wording or contents
“Tapestries slashed!” ran the dramatic headline
Bring (goods) into a country illegally and secretly; smuggle
they run drugs for the cocaine cartels
(of an object or act) Cost (someone) (a specified amount)
a new photocopier will run us about $1,300
An act or spell of running
I usually go for a run in the morning
a cross-country run
A running pace
Bobby set off at a run
An opportunity or attempt to achieve something
their absence means the Russians will have a clear run at the title
A preliminary test of the efficiency of a procedure or system
if you are styling your hair yourself, have a practice run
An attempt to secure election to political office
his run for the Republican nomination
An annual mass migration of fish up a river to spawn, or their return migration afterward
the annual salmon runs
A journey accomplished or route taken by a vehicle, aircraft, or boat, esp. on a regular basis
the New York-Washington run
A short excursion made in a car
we could take a run out to the country
The distance covered in a specified period, esp. by a ship
a record run of 398 miles from noon to noon
A short flight made by an aircraft on a straight and even course at a constant speed before or while dropping bombs
A point scored when a base runner reaches home plate after touching the other bases
A point scored by hitting the ball so that both batsmen are able to run between the wickets, or awarded in some other circumstances
A continuous spell of a particular situation or condition
he's had a run of bad luck
A continuous series of performances
the play had a long run on Broadway
A quantity or amount of something produced at one time
a production run of only 150 cars
A continuous stretch or length of something
long runs of copper piping
A rapid series of musical notes forming a scale
A sequence of cards of the same suit
A widespread and sudden or continuous demand for (a particular currency or commodity)
there's been a big run on nostalgia toys this year
A sudden demand for repayment from a bank made by a large number of lenders
growing nervousness among investors led to a run on some banks
Free and unrestricted use of or access to
her cats were given the run of the house
The average or usual type of person or thing
she stood out from the general run of varsity cheerleaders
An enclosed area in which domestic animals or birds can run freely in the open
a chicken run
A track made or regularly used by a particular animal
a badger run
A sloping snow-covered course or track used for skiing, bobsledding, or tobogganing
a ski run
A large open stretch of land used for pasture or the raising of stock
one of the richest cattle runs of the district
A line of unraveled stitches in stockings or tights
A downward trickle of paint or a similar substance when applied too thickly
A small stream or brook
The after part of a ship's bottom where it rises and narrows toward the stern
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"
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"
scat: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
test: 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"
footrace: a race run on foot; "she broke the record for the half-mile 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"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her ...
"Run!" is the fifteenth episode of the first season of the NBC science fiction drama series Heroes. Regular cast members Milo Ventimiglia (Peter Petrelli) and Santiago Cabrera (Isaac Mendez) do not appear in this episode.
On the Microsoft Windows operating system, the Run command is used to directly open an application or document whose path is known. It functions more or less like a single-line command line interface.
Run is a 1991 film, directed by Geoff Burrowes. The movie stars Patrick Dempsey and Kelly Preston.
Run is a Hindi film released in the year 2004. It stars Abhishek Bachchan and Bhumika Chawla in the lead roles. It is directed by Jeeva and is a remake of the Tamil blockbuster starring Madhavan and Meera Jasmine. The film was produced by Boney Kapoor. ...
Run is the sixth studio album by Japanese rock band B'z. "Run" debuted with 1,190,380 copies sold in its first week and over 2,196,660 copies sold in total.
In American football, rushing has two different meanings.
The act of running; The route taken while running or skiing; A flow of liquid; a leak; A small creek or part thereof; The amount of something made; The length of a showing of a play, film, tv series or season or themes/genres of such; The top of a step on a staircase, also called a tread, as ...
(running) The action of the verb to run; The activity of running as a form of exercise, as a sport, or for any other reason; That which runs or run; consecutively; in a row
(runs) (slang) Diarrhea/diarrhoea
(Running) Behavior of a fire that is spreading rapidly, usually with a well-defined head.
(Running) Sailing in the same direction as the wind.
(Running) When a canopy is flying with the ambient wind it is said to be running. This produces the greatest possible ground speed.
(Running) Sailing with the wind
(running) A process is an instance of a program that is running (i.e., operating or executing). Thus, it would seem logical that processes are running, too. However, any given process is actually running (i.e. ...
("running") in British term for breaking.
(RUNNING) Before bicycles and cars made transportation fast and easy, running was one of the only ways for a human being to move rapidly. According to the legend, Philippides ran twenty-six miles from Marathon to Athens in 490 b.c. ...
(Running (Between the wickets)) A dark art, mastered by very few people in the club. Once it is mastered they soon realize that you have to do it with your bat down and at a pace greater than that of a fat snail. Due to this most people just don’t bother trying!
(Running (away)) A hyper-reactive state in the horse characterised by acceleration and usually heaviness in the reins. The horse is exhibiting conflict behaviour and attempting to flee the aversive situation. ...
(Running) 180 degrees from the wind. Sails out full. Usually slowest point of sail.