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    run - Dictionary definition and meaning for word run

    Definition
    (noun) a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    Synonyms : tally
    Example Sentence
    • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
    • their first tally came in the 3rd inning
    Definition
    (noun) the act of testing something
    Synonyms : test , trial
    Example Sentence
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial
    Definition
    (noun) a race run on foot
    Synonyms : foot race , footrace
    Example Sentence
    • she broke the record for the half-mile run
    Definition
    (noun) an unbroken series of events
    Synonyms : streak
    Example Sentence
    • had a streak of bad luck
    • Nicklaus had a run of birdies
    Definition
    (noun) (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
    Example Sentence
    • the defensive line braced to stop the run
    • the coach put great emphasis on running
    Definition
    (noun) a regular trip
    Example Sentence
    • the ship made its run in record time
    Definition
    (noun) the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
    Synonyms : running
    Example Sentence
    • he broke into a run
    • his daily run keeps him fit
    Definition
    (noun) the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation
    Example Sentence
    • the assembly line was on a 12-hour run
    Definition
    (noun) unrestricted freedom to use
    Example Sentence
    • he has the run of the house
    Definition
    (noun) the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)
    Example Sentence
    • a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint
    Definition
    (noun) a small stream
    Synonyms : rill , rivulet , runnel , streamlet
    Definition
    (noun) a race between candidates for elective office
    Example Sentence
    • I managed his campaign for governor
    • he is raising money for a Senate run
    Definition
    (noun) a row of unravelled stitches
    Synonyms : ladder , ravel
    Example Sentence
    • she got a run in her stocking
    Definition
    (noun) the pouring forth of a fluid
    Synonyms : discharge , outpouring
    Definition
    (noun) an unbroken chronological sequence
    Example Sentence
    • the play had a long run on Broadway
    • the team enjoyed a brief run of victories
    Definition
    (noun) a short trip
    Example Sentence
    • take a run into town
    Definition
    (verb) move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time
    Example Sentence
    • Don't run--you'll be out of breath
    • The children ran to the store
    Definition
    (verb) flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    Example Sentence
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up
    Definition
    (verb) stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    Synonyms : extend , go , lead , pass
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
    Synonyms : operate
    Example Sentence
    • She is running a relief operation in the Sudan
    Definition
    (verb) have a particular form
    Synonyms : go
    Example Sentence
    • the story or argument runs as follows
    • as the saying goes...
    Definition
    (verb) move along, of liquids
    Synonyms : course , feed , flow
    Example Sentence
    • Water flowed into the cave
    • the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi
    Definition
    (verb) perform as expected when applied
    Synonyms : function , go , operate , work
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) change or be different within limits
    Synonyms : range
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
    Synonyms : campaign
    Example Sentence
    • Who's running for treasurer this year?
    Definition
    (verb) cause to emit recorded audio or video
    Synonyms : play
    Example Sentence
    • They ran the tapes over and over again
    • I'll play you my favorite record
    • He never tires of playing that video
    Definition
    (verb) move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way
    Example Sentence
    • who are these people running around in the building?
    • She runs around telling everyone of her troubles
    • let the dogs run free
    Definition
    (verb) have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
    Synonyms : be given , incline , lean , tend
    Example Sentence
    • She tends to be nervous before her lectures
    • These dresses run small
    • He inclined to corpulence
    Definition
    (verb) be operating, running or functioning
    Example Sentence
    • The car is still running--turn it off!
    Definition
    (verb) change from one state to another
    Example Sentence
    • run amok
    • run rogue
    • run riot
    Definition
    (verb) cause to perform
    Example Sentence
    • run a subject
    • run a process
    Definition
    (verb) be affected by; be subjected to
    Example Sentence
    • run a temperature
    • run a risk
    Definition
    (verb) continue to exist
    Synonyms : die hard , endure , persist , prevail
    Example Sentence
    • These stories die hard
    • The legend of Elvis endures
    Definition
    (verb) occur persistently
    Example Sentence
    • Musical talent runs in the family
    Definition
    (verb) carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
    Synonyms : execute
    Example Sentence
    • Run the dishwasher
    • run a new program on the Mac
    • the computer executed the instruction
    Definition
    (verb) include as the content; broadcast or publicize
    Synonyms : carry
    Example Sentence
    • We ran the ad three times
    • This paper carries a restaurant review
    • All major networks carried the press conference
    Definition
    (verb) carry out
    Example Sentence
    • run an errand
    Definition
    (verb) pass over, across, or through
    Synonyms : draw , guide , pass
    Example Sentence
    • He ran his eyes over her body
    • She ran her fingers along the carved figurine
    • He drew her hair through his fingers
    Definition
    (verb) cause something to pass or lead somewhere
    Synonyms : lead
    Example Sentence
    • Run the wire behind the cabinet
    Definition
    (verb) make without a miss Definition
    (verb) deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
    Synonyms : black market
    Definition
    (verb) cause an animal to move fast
    Example Sentence
    • run the dogs
    Definition
    (verb) be diffused
    Synonyms : bleed
    Example Sentence
    • These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run
    Definition
    (verb) sail before the wind Definition
    (verb) cover by running; run a certain distance
    Example Sentence
    • She ran 10 miles that day
    Definition
    (verb) extend or continue for a certain period of time
    Synonyms : run for
    Example Sentence
    • The film runs 5 hours
    Definition
    (verb) set animals loose to graze Definition
    (verb) keep company
    Synonyms : consort
    Example Sentence
    • the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring
    Definition
    (verb) run with the ball; in such sports as football Definition
    (verb) travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
    Example Sentence
    • Run to the store!
    • She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there
    Definition
    (verb) travel a route regularly
    Synonyms : ply
    Example Sentence
    • Ships ply the waters near the coast
    Definition
    (verb) pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
    Synonyms : hunt , hunt down , track down
    Example Sentence
    • Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland
    • The dogs are running deer
    • The Duke hunted in these woods
    Definition
    (verb) compete in a race
    Synonyms : race
    Example Sentence
    • he is running the Marathon this year
    • let's race and see who gets there first
    Definition
    (verb) progress by being changed
    Synonyms : go , move
    Example Sentence
    • The speech has to go through several more drafts
    • run through your presentation before the meeting
    Definition
    (verb) reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
    Synonyms : melt , melt down
    Example Sentence
    • melt butter
    • melt down gold
    • The wax melted in the sun
    Definition
    (verb) come unraveled or undone as if by snagging
    Synonyms : ladder
    Example Sentence
    • Her nylons were running
    Definition
    (verb) become undone
    Synonyms : unravel
    Example Sentence
    • the sweater unraveled
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