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    running - Dictionary definition and meaning for word running

    Definition
    (noun) (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
    Synonyms : run , running game , running play
    Example Sentence
    • the defensive line braced to stop the run
    • the coach put great emphasis on running
    Definition
    (noun) the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
    Synonyms : run
    Example Sentence
    • he broke into a run
    • his daily run keeps him fit
    Definition
    (noun) the state of being in operation
    Example Sentence
    • the engine is running smoothly
    Definition
    (noun) the act of administering or being in charge of something
    Example Sentence
    • he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time
    Definition
    (noun) the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track
    Synonyms : track
    Definition
    (adj) (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream
    Example Sentence
    • as mountain stream with freely running water
    • hovels without running water
    Definition
    (adj) continually repeated over a period of time
    Example Sentence
    • a running joke among us
    Definition
    (adj) of advancing the ball by running
    Example Sentence
    • the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays
    Definition
    (adj) executed or initiated by running
    Example Sentence
    • running plays worked better than pass plays
    • took a running jump
    • a running start
    Definition
    (adj) measured lengthwise
    Synonyms : linear
    Example Sentence
    • cost of lumber per running foot
    Definition
    (adj) (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing
    Synonyms : functional , operative , working
    Example Sentence
    • in running (or working) order
    • a functional set of brakes
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