run

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[Run]

When you run, you move along quickly, and for a long time if you're running a marathon. You can also run a campaign or a business you make them function.

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To cause to run (in the various senses of Run, v. i.); as, to run a horse; to run a stage; to run a machine; to run a rope through a block.

Noun
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"

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the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; "he broke into a run"; "his daily run keeps him fit"

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a regular trip; "the ship made its run in record time"

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a short trip; "take a run into town"

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(American football) a play in which a player runs with the ball; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running"

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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"

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an unbroken chronological sequence; "the play had a long run on Broadway"; "the team enjoyed a brief run of victories"

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the pouring forth of a fluid

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a row of unravelled stitches; "she got a run in her stocking"

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a race run on foot; "she broke the record for the half-mile run"

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a race between candidates for elective office; "I managed his campaign for governor"; "he is raising money for a Senate run"

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an unbroken series of events; "had a streak of bad luck"; "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"

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a small stream

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the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.); "a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint"

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unrestricted freedom to use; "he has the run of the house"

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the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation; "the assembly line was on a 12-hour run"

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become undone; "the sweater unraveled"

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come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were running"

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reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; "melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun"

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cause to perform; "run a subject"; "run a process"

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progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"

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change from one state to another; "run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot"

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compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let''s race and see who gets there first"

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run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who''s running for treasurer this year?"

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pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods"

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guide or pass over something; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"

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perform as expected when applied; "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"

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be operating, running or functioning; "The car is still running--turn it off!"

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carry out; "run an errand"

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cause to emit recorded sounds; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "Can you play my favorite record?"

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include as the content; broadcast or publicize; "We ran the ad three times"; "This paper carries a restaurant review"; "All major networks carried the press conference"

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travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast"

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cover by running; run a certain distance; "She ran 10 miles that day"

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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"

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travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; "Run to the store!"; "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"

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run with the ball; in such sports as football

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keep company; "the heifers run with the bulls ot produce offspring"

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sail before the wind

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be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"

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move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

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flee; take to one''s heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"

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cause an animal to move fast; "run the dogs"

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move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way; "who are these people running around in the building?"; "She runs around telling everyone of her troubles"; "let the dogs run free"

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deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor

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set animals loose to graze

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direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"

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make without a miss

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carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine; "Run the dishwasher"; "run a new program on the Mac"; "the computer executed the instruction"

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occur persistently; "Musical talent runs in the family"

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continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"

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extend or continue for a certain period of time; "The film runs 5 hours"

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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 ex

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cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"

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have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"

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be affected by; be subjected to; "run a temperature"; "run a risk"

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have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..."

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change or be different within limits; "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"



of Run

p. p.
of Run

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To move, proceed, advance, pass, go, come, etc., swiftly, smoothly, or with quick action; -- said of things animate or inanimate. Hence, to flow, glide, or roll onward, as a stream, a snake, a wagon, etc.; to move by quicker action than in walking, as a person, a horse, a dog.

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To go swiftly; to pass at a swift pace; to hasten.

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To flee, as from fear or danger.

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To steal off; to depart secretly.

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To contend in a race; hence, to enter into a contest; to become a candidate; as, to run for Congress.

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To pass from one state or condition to another; to come into a certain condition; -- often with in or into; as, to run into evil practices; to run in debt.

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To exert continuous activity; to proceed; as, to run through life; to run in a circle.

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To pass or go quickly in thought or conversation; as, to run from one subject to another.

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To discuss; to continue to think or speak about something; -- with on.

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To make numerous drafts or demands for payment, as upon a bank; -- with on.

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To creep, as serpents.

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To flow, as a liquid; to ascend or descend; to course; as, rivers run to the sea; sap runs up in the spring; her blood ran cold.

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To proceed along a surface; to extend; to spread.

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To become fluid; to melt; to fuse.

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To turn, as a wheel; to revolve on an axis or pivot; as, a wheel runs swiftly round.

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To travel; to make progress; to be moved by mechanical means; to go; as, the steamboat runs regularly to Albany; the train runs to Chicago.

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To extend; to reach; as, the road runs from Philadelphia to New York; the memory of man runneth not to the contrary.

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To go back and forth from place to place; to ply; as, the stage runs between the hotel and the station.

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To make progress; to proceed; to pass.

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To continue in operation; to be kept in action or motion; as, this engine runs night and day; the mill runs six days in the week.

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To have a course or direction; as, a line runs east and west.

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To be in form thus, as a combination of words.

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To be popularly known; to be generally received.

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To have growth or development; as, boys and girls run up rapidly.

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To tend, as to an effect or consequence; to incline.

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To spread and blend together; to unite; as, colors run in washing.

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To have a legal course; to be attached; to continue in force, effect, or operation; to follow; to go in company; as, certain covenants run with the land.

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To continue without falling due; to hold good; as, a note has thirty days to run.

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To discharge pus or other matter; as, an ulcer runs.

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To be played on the stage a number of successive days or nights; as, the piece ran for six months.

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To sail before the wind, in distinction from reaching or sailing closehauled; -- said of vessels.

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Specifically, of a horse: To move rapidly in a gait in which each leg acts in turn as a propeller and a supporter, and in which for an instant all the limbs are gathered in the air under the body.

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To move rapidly by springing steps so that there is an instant in each step when neither foot touches the ground; -- so distinguished from walking in athletic competition.

v. t.
To cause to run (in the various senses of Run, v. i.); as, to run a horse; to run a stage; to run a machine; to run a rope through a block.

v. i.
To pursue in thought; to carry in contemplation.

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To cause to enter; to thrust; as, to run a sword into or through the body; to run a nail into the foot.

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To drive or force; to cause, or permit, to be driven.

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To fuse; to shape; to mold; to cast; as, to run bullets, and the like.

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To cause to be drawn; to mark out; to indicate; to determine; as, to run a line.

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To cause to pass, or evade, offical restrictions; to smuggle; -- said of contraband or dutiable goods.

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To go through or accomplish by running; as, to run a race; to run a certain career.

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To cause to stand as a candidate for office; to support for office; as, to run some one for Congress.

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To encounter or incur, as a danger or risk; as, to run the risk of losing one's life. See To run the chances, below.

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To put at hazard; to venture; to risk.

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To discharge; to emit; to give forth copiously; to be bathed with; as, the pipe or faucet runs hot water.

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To be charged with, or to contain much of, while flowing; as, the rivers ran blood.

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To conduct; to manage; to carry on; as, to run a factory or a hotel.

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To tease with sarcasms and ridicule.

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To sew, as a seam, by passing the needle through material in a continuous line, generally taking a series of stitches on the needle at the same time.

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To migrate or move in schools; -- said of fish; esp., to ascend a river in order to spawn.

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The act of running; as, a long run; a good run; a quick run; to go on the run.

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A small stream; a brook; a creek.

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That which runs or flows in the course of a certain operation, or during a certain time; as, a run of must in wine making; the first run of sap in a maple orchard.

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A course; a series; that which continues in a certain course or series; as, a run of good or bad luck.

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State of being current; currency; popularity.

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Continued repetition on the stage; -- said of a play; as, to have a run of a hundred successive nights.

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A continuing urgent demand; especially, a pressure on a bank or treasury for payment of its notes.

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A range or extent of ground for feeding stock; as, a sheep run.

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The aftermost part of a vessel's hull where it narrows toward the stern, under the quarter.

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The distance sailed by a ship; as, a good run; a run of fifty miles.

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A voyage; as, a run to China.

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A pleasure excursion; a trip.

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The horizontal distance to which a drift may be carried, either by license of the proprietor of a mine or by the nature of the formation; also, the direction which a vein of ore or other substance takes.

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A roulade, or series of running tones.

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The greatest degree of swiftness in marching. It is executed upon the same principles as the double-quick, but with greater speed.

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The act of migrating, or ascending a river to spawn; -- said of fish; also, an assemblage or school of fishes which migrate, or ascend a river for the purpose of spawning.

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In baseball, a complete circuit of the bases made by a player, which enables him to score one; in cricket, a passing from one wicket to the other, by which one point is scored; as, a player made three runs; the side went out with two hundred runs.

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A pair or set of millstones.

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Melted, or made from molten material; cast in a mold; as, run butter; run iron or lead.

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Smuggled; as, run goods.


Run

Run , v. t. 1. To cause to run (in the various senses of Run, v. i.); as, to run a horse; to run a stage; to run a machine; to run a rope through a block. 2. To pursue in thought; to carry in contemplation.
To run the world back to its first original.
I would gladly understand the formation of a soul, and run it up to its "punctum saliens."
3. To cause to enter; to thrust; as, to run a sword into or through the body; to run a nail into the foot.
You run your head into the lion's mouth.
Having run his fingers through his hair.
4. To drive or force; to cause, or permit, to be driven.
They ran the ship aground.
A talkative person runs himself upon great inconveniences by blabbing out his own or other's secrets.
Others, accustomed to retired speculations, run natural philosophy into metaphysical notions.
5. To fuse; to shape; to mold; to cast; as, to run bullets, and the like.
The purest gold must be run and washed.
6. To cause to be draw; to mark out; to indicate; to determine; as, to run a line. 7. To cause to pass, to evade, offical restrictions; to smuggle; -- said of contraband or dutiable goods.
heavy impositions . . . are a strong temptation of running goods.
8. To go through or accomplish by running; as, to run a race; to run a certain career. 9. To cause to stand as a candidate for office; to support for office; as, to run some one for Congress. [Colloq. U.S.] 10. To encounter or incur, as a danger or risk; as, to run the risk of losing one's life. See To run the chance, below. "He runneth two dangers." Bacon. 11. To put at hazard; to venture; to risk.
He would himself be in the Highlands to receive them, and run his fortune with them.
12. To discharge; to emit; to give forth copiously; to be bathed with; as, the pipe or faucet runs hot water.
At the base of Pompey's statua, Which all the while ran blood, great C'91sar fell.
13. To be charged with, or to contain much of, while flowing; as, the rivers ran blood. 14. To conduct; to manage; to carry on; as, to run a factory or a hotel. [Colloq. U.S.] 15. To tease with sarcasms and ridicule. [Colloq.] 16. To sew, as a seam, by passing the needle through material in a continuous line, generally taking a series of stitches on the needle at the same time. 17. To migrate or move in schools; -- said of fish; esp., to ascend a river in order to spawn. To run a blockade, to get to, or away from, a blockaded port in safety. -- To run down. (a) (Hunting) To chase till the object pursued is captured or exhausted; as, to run down, a stag. (b) (Naut.) To run against and sink, as a vessel. (c) To crush; to overthrow; to overbear. "religion is run down by the license of these times." Berkeley. (d) To disparage; to traduce. F. W. Newman. -- To run hard. (a) To press in competition; as, to run one hard in a race. (b) To urge or press importunately. (c) To banter severely. -- To run into the ground, to carry to an absurd extreme; to overdo. [Slang, U.S.] -- To run off, to cause to flow away, as a charge of molten metal from a furnace. -- To run on (Print.), to carry on or continue, as the type for a new sentence, without making a break or commencing a new paragraph. -- To run out. (a) To thrust or push out; to extend. (b) To waste; to exhaust; as, to run out an estate. (c) (Baseball) To put out while running between two bases. -- To run the chances, ∨ one's chances, to encounter all the risks of a certain course. -- To run through, to transfix; to pierce, as with a sword. "[He] was run through the body by the man who had asked his advice." Addison. -- To run up. (a) To thrust up, as anything long and slender. (b) To increase; to enlarge by additions, as an account. (c) To erect hastily, as a building.

Run

Run , n. 1. The act of running; as, a long run; a good run; a quick run; to go on the run. 2. A small stream; a brook; a creek. 3. That which runs or flows in the course of a certain operation, or during a certain time; as, a run of must in wine making; the first run of sap in a maple orchard. 4. A course; a series; that which continues in a certain course or series; as, a run of good or bad luck.
They who made their arrangements in the first run of misadventure . . . put a seal on their calamities.
5. State of being current; currency; popularity.
it is impossible for detached papers to have a general run, or long continuance, if not diversified with humor.
6. Continued repetition on the stage; -- said of a play; as, to have a run of a hundred successive nights.
A canting, mawkish play . . . had an immense run.
7. A continuing urgent demand; especially, a pressure on a bank or treasury for payment of its notes. 8. A range or extent of ground for feeding stock; as, a sheep run. Howitt. 9. (Naut.) (a) The aftermost part of a vessel's hull where it narrows toward the stern, under the quarter (b) The distance sailed by a ship; as, a good run; a run of fifty miles. (c) A voyage; as, run to China. 10. A pleasure excursion; a trip. [Colloq.]
A think of giving her a run in London.
11. (Mining) The horizontal distance to which a drift may be carried, either by license of the proprietor of a mine or by the nature of the formation; also, the direction which a vein of ore or other substance takes. 12. (Mus.) A roulade, or series of running tones. 13. (Mil.) The greatest degree of swiftness in marching. It is executed upon the same principles as the double-quick, but with greater speed. 14. The act of migrating, or ascending a river to spawn; -- said of fish; also, an assemblage or school of fishes which migrate, or ascend a river for the purpose of spawning. 15. In baseball, a complete circuit of the bases made by a player, which enables him to score one; in cricket, a passing from one wicket to the other, by which one point is scored; as, a player made three runs; the side went out with two hundred runs.
The "runs" are made from wicket to wicket, the batsmen interchanging ends at each run.
16. A pair or set of millstones. At the long run, now, commonly, In the long run, in or during the whole process or course of things taken together; in the final result; in the end; finally.
[Man] starts the inferior of the brute animals, but he surpasses them in the long run.
-- Home run. (a) A running or returning toward home, or to the point from which the start was made. Cf. Home stretch. (b) (Baseball) See under Home. -- The run, ∨ The common run, etc., ordinary persons; the generality or average of people or things; also, that which ordinarily occurs; ordinary current, course, or kind.
I saw nothing else that is superior to the common run of parks.
Burns never dreamed of looking down on others as beneath him, merely because he was conscious of his own vast superiority to the common run of men.
His whole appearance was something out of the common run.
-- To let go by the run (Naut.), to loosen and let run freely, as lines; to let fall without restraint, as a sail.

Run

Run, a. 1. Melted, or made from molten material; cast in a mold; as, run butter; run iron or lead. 2. Smuggled; as, run goods. [Colloq.] Miss Edgeworth. Run steel, malleable iron castings. See under Malleable. Raymond.

To cause to run (in the various senses of Run, v. i.); as, to run a horse; to run a stage; to run a machine; to run a rope through a block.

The act of running; as, a long run; a good run; a quick run; to go on the run.

Melted, or made from molten material; cast in a mold; as, run butter; run iron or lead.

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Usage Examples

All diseases run into one, old age.

Age is getting to know all the ways the world turns, so that if you cannot turn the world the way you want, you can at least get out of the way so you won't get run over.

A muscle is like a car. If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up.

A guy came to the shop every day. A lot of guys put the foam like stuff that forms to you, kinda like the Indy car guys run. He fitted it up and it felt real good, so we're going to try to run it.

A father and two sons run Adelphia. It's a cable company. And they took from that company a billion dollars. A billion. Three people - three people took a billion dollars. What were they gonna do, start their own space program? 'Let's send the monkey to Mars, Dad!'

An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

A runner must run with dreams in his heart, not money in his pocket.

A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation... is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.

A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it.

And I can tell you that history will back up what I'm about to say and that is that there is no government run by conservatives, Republicans, put whoever you want there, if you give government the opportunity to spend more money than it has, it will do it. It will do it every time.

After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases.

Almost all of our relationships begin and most of them continue as forms of mutual exploitation, a mental or physical barter, to be terminated when one or both parties run out of goods.

All teenagers have this desire to somehow run away.

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