Run - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rʌn|  American pronunciation of the word run
Brit.  |rʌn|  British pronunciation of the word run
irregular verb:  p.t. — ran  p.p. — run


- a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely (syn: tally)
the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
- the act of testing something (syn: test, trial)
- a race run on foot (syn: footrace)
she broke the record for the half-mile run
- an unbroken series of events (syn: streak)
Nicklaus had a run of birdies
- (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team (syn: running)
the defensive line braced to stop the run
the coach put great emphasis on running
- a regular trip
the ship made its run in record time
- the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace (syn: running)
he broke into a run
his daily run keeps him fit
- 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
- unrestricted freedom to use
he has the run of the house
- the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)
a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint
- a small stream (syn: rill, rivulet, runnel, streamlet)
- a race between candidates for elective office (syn: campaign)
he is raising money for a Senate run
- a row of unravelled stitches (syn: ladder, ravel)
she got a run in her stocking
- the pouring forth of a fluid (syn: discharge, outpouring)
- an unbroken chronological sequence
the play had a long run on Broadway
the team enjoyed a brief run of victories
- a short trip
take a run into town


- 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
- flee; take to one's heels; cut and run (syn: break away, bunk, escape, lam, run away, scat)
If you see this man, run!
- stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point (syn: extend, go, lead, pass)
Service runs all the way to Cranbury
- direct or control; projects, businesses, etc. (syn: operate)
She is running a relief operation in the Sudan
- have a particular form (syn: go)
the story or argument runs as follows
- move along, of liquids (syn: course, feed, flow)
- perform as expected when applied (syn: function, go, operate, work)
Does this old car still run well?
- change or be different within limits (syn: range)
Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent
- run, stand, or compete for an office or a position (syn: campaign)
Who's running for treasurer this year?
- cause to emit recorded audio or video (syn: play)
- 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
- have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined (syn: incline, lean, tend)
These dresses run small
- be operating, running or functioning
The car is still running--turn it off!
- change from one state to another
run amok
run rogue
run riot
- cause to perform
run a subject
run a process
- be affected by; be subjected to
run a temperature
run a risk
- continue to exist (syn: endure, persist, prevail)
- occur persistently
Musical talent runs in the family
- carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine (syn: execute)
run a new program on the Mac
- include as the content; broadcast or publicize (syn: carry)
- carry out
run an errand
- pass over, across, or through (syn: draw, guide, pass)
- cause something to pass or lead somewhere (syn: lead)
- make without a miss
- deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
- cause an animal to move fast
run the dogs
- be diffused (syn: bleed)
These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run
- sail before the wind
- cover by running; run a certain distance
- extend or continue for a certain period of time
The film runs 5 hours
- set animals loose to graze
- keep company (syn: consort)
the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring
- run with the ball; in such sports as football
- travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there
- travel a route regularly (syn: ply)
- pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals) (syn: hunt, hunt down, track down)
The dogs are running deer
- compete in a race (syn: race)
he is running the Marathon this year
- progress by being changed (syn: go, move)
run through your presentation before the meeting
- reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating (syn: melt, melt down)
- come unraveled or undone as if by snagging (syn: ladder)
Her nylons were running
- become undone (syn: unravel)

Extra examples

How fast can you run?

He runs faster than anyone else on the team.

She ran up the stairs to get her jacket.

We ran for the train—but missed it.

I heard her scream and ran to help.

She ran to me for help.

The dog ran away from me.

The dog ran toward me.

When I called the dog, he came running.

Don't expect me to come running every time you want something. I'm not your servant.

He goes for a six-mile run every evening.

She took the dogs out for a run.

I've got to run for my bus.

He ran the mile in under four minutes.

The dog ran at the visitor and bit him.

Phrasal verbs

run along  — be in line with; form a line along
run around  — play boisterously
run away  — flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
run down  — trace
run off  — run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along

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Word forms

I/you/we/they: run
he/she/it: runs
present participle: running
past tense: ran
past participle: run
singular: run
plural: runs
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