run - definitions and synonyms

run verb

  1. English Meaning: 

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

    Example Sentenses:

    • Don't run--you'll be out of breath

    • The children ran to the store

  2. English Meaning: 

    : flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

    Example Sentenses:

    • If you see this man, run!

    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up

  3. English Meaning: 

    : stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point

    Example Sentenses:

    • 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 personal assets

    Synonyms:

    extend / go / lead / pass
  4. English Meaning: 

    : direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.

    Example Sentenses:

    • She is running a relief operation in the Sudan

    Synonyms:

    operate
  5. English Meaning: 

    : have a particular form

    Example Sentenses:

    • the story or argument runs as follows

    • as the saying goes...

    Synonyms:

    go
  6. English Meaning: 

    : move along, of liquids

    Example Sentenses:

    • Water flowed into the cave

    • the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi

    Synonyms:

    course / feed / flow
  7. English Meaning: 

    : perform as expected when applied

    Example Sentenses:

    • Does this old car still run well?

    • The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in

    • This old radio doesn't work anymore

    Synonyms:

    function / go / operate / work
  8. English Meaning: 

    : change or be different within limits

    Example Sentenses:

    • Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent

    • Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion

    • The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals

    • My students range from very bright to dull

    Synonyms:

    range
  9. English Meaning: 

    : run, stand, or compete for an office or a position

    Example Sentenses:

    • Who's running for treasurer this year?

    Synonyms:

    campaign
  10. English Meaning: 

    : cause to emit recorded audio or video

    Example Sentenses:

    • They ran the tapes over and over again

    • I'll play you my favorite record

    • He never tires of playing that video

    Synonyms:

    play
  11. English Meaning: 

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

    Example Sentenses:

    • who are these people running around in the building?

    • She runs around telling everyone of her troubles

    • let the dogs run free

  12. English Meaning: 

    : have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined

    Example Sentenses:

    • These dresses run small

    • She tends to be nervous before her lectures

    • He inclined to corpulence

    Synonyms:

    be given / incline / lean / tend
  13. English Meaning: 

    : be operating, running or functioning

    Example Sentenses:

    • The car is still running--turn it off!

  14. English Meaning: 

    : change from one state to another

    Example Sentenses:

    • run amok

    • run rogue

    • run riot

  15. English Meaning: 

    : cause to perform

    Example Sentenses:

    • run a subject

    • run a process

  16. English Meaning: 

    : be affected by; be subjected to

    Example Sentenses:

    • run a temperature

    • run a risk

  17. English Meaning: 

    : continue to exist

    Example Sentenses:

    • These stories die hard

    • The legend of Elvis endures

    Synonyms:

    die hard / endure / persist / prevail
  18. English Meaning: 

    : occur persistently

    Example Sentenses:

    • Musical talent runs in the family

  19. English Meaning: 

    : carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine

    Example Sentenses:

    • run a new program on the Mac

    • Run the dishwasher

    • the computer executed the instruction

    Synonyms:

    execute
  20. English Meaning: 

    : include as the content; broadcast or publicize

    Example Sentenses:

    • We ran the ad three times

    • This paper carries a restaurant review

    • All major networks carried the press conference

    Synonyms:

    carry
  21. English Meaning: 

    : carry out

    Example Sentenses:

    • run an errand

  22. English Meaning: 

    : pass over, across, or through

    Example Sentenses:

    • He ran his eyes over her body

    • She ran her fingers along the carved figurine

    • He drew her hair through his fingers

    Synonyms:

    draw / guide / pass
  23. English Meaning: 

    : cause something to pass or lead somewhere

    Example Sentenses:

    • Run the wire behind the cabinet

    Synonyms:

    lead
  24. English Meaning: 

    : make without a miss

  25. English Meaning: 

    : deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor

    Synonyms:

    black market
  26. English Meaning: 

    : cause an animal to move fast

    Example Sentenses:

    • run the dogs

  27. English Meaning: 

    : be diffused

    Example Sentenses:

    • These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run

    Synonyms:

    bleed
  28. English Meaning: 

    : sail before the wind

  29. English Meaning: 

    : cover by running; run a certain distance

    Example Sentenses:

    • She ran 10 miles that day

  30. English Meaning: 

    : extend or continue for a certain period of time

    Example Sentenses:

    • The film runs 5 hours

    Synonyms:

    run for
  31. English Meaning: 

    : set animals loose to graze

  32. English Meaning: 

    : keep company

    Example Sentenses:

    • the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring

    Synonyms:

    consort
  33. English Meaning: 

    : run with the ball; in such sports as football

  34. English Meaning: 

    : travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means

    Example Sentenses:

    • She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there

    • Run to the store!

  35. English Meaning: 

    : travel a route regularly

    Example Sentenses:

    • Ships ply the waters near the coast

    Synonyms:

    ply
  36. English Meaning: 

    : pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)

    Example Sentenses:

    • The dogs are running deer

    • Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland

    • The Duke hunted in these woods

    Synonyms:

    hunt / hunt down / track down
  37. English Meaning: 

    : compete in a race

    Example Sentenses:

    • he is running the Marathon this year

    • let's race and see who gets there first

    Synonyms:

    race
  38. English Meaning: 

    : progress by being changed

    Example Sentenses:

    • run through your presentation before the meeting

    • The speech has to go through several more drafts

    Synonyms:

    go / move
  39. English Meaning: 

    : reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating

    Example Sentenses:

    • melt butter

    • melt down gold

    • The wax melted in the sun

    Synonyms:

    melt / melt down
  40. English Meaning: 

    : come unraveled or undone as if by snagging

    Example Sentenses:

    • Her nylons were running

    Synonyms:

    ladder
  41. English Meaning: 

    : become undone

    Example Sentenses:

    • the sweater unraveled

    Synonyms:

    unravel

run noun

  1. English Meaning: 

    : a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely

    Example Sentenses:

    • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th

    • their first tally came in the 3rd inning

    Synonyms:

    tally
  2. English Meaning: 

    : the act of testing something

    Example Sentenses:

    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately

    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial

    Synonyms:

    test / trial
  3. English Meaning: 

    : a race run on foot

    Example Sentenses:

    • she broke the record for the half-mile run

    Synonyms:

    foot race / footrace
  4. English Meaning: 

    : an unbroken series of events

    Example Sentenses:

    • Nicklaus had a run of birdies

    • had a streak of bad luck

    Synonyms:

    streak
  5. English Meaning: 

    : (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team

    Example Sentenses:

    • the defensive line braced to stop the run

    • the coach put great emphasis on running

  6. English Meaning: 

    : a regular trip

    Example Sentenses:

    • the ship made its run in record time

  7. English Meaning: 

    : the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace

    Example Sentenses:

    • he broke into a run

    • his daily run keeps him fit

    Synonyms:

    running
  8. English Meaning: 

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

    Example Sentenses:

    • the assembly line was on a 12-hour run

  9. English Meaning: 

    : unrestricted freedom to use

    Example Sentenses:

    • he has the run of the house

  10. English Meaning: 

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

    Example Sentenses:

    • a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint

  11. English Meaning: 

    : a small stream

    Synonyms:

    rill / rivulet / runnel / streamlet
  12. English Meaning: 

    : a race between candidates for elective office

    Example Sentenses:

    • he is raising money for a Senate run

    • I managed his campaign for governor

  13. English Meaning: 

    : a row of unravelled stitches

    Example Sentenses:

    • she got a run in her stocking

    Synonyms:

    ladder / ravel
  14. English Meaning: 

    : the pouring forth of a fluid

    Synonyms:

    discharge / outpouring
  15. English Meaning: 

    : an unbroken chronological sequence

    Example Sentenses:

    • the play had a long run on Broadway

    • the team enjoyed a brief run of victories

  16. English Meaning: 

    : a short trip

    Example Sentenses:

    • take a run into town

Usage Examples:

  • He said it was illegal to run face-saving campaign from public taxes.
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  • Rizwan and Ashraf provided a face-saving partnership for Pakistan with 107 for the seventh wicket before the former was run out for 71 by a smart underarm throw from Mitchell Santner at square leg.
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  • Warner, who smashed 124, put together a 231-run opening stand with Aaron Finch, who made 94, to pulverize the Indian bowling attack at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
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