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 act of testing something (syn: test, trial)
- a race run on foot(syn: footrace)
- an unbroken series of events(syn: streak)
- (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team(syn: running)
- a regular trip
- the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace(syn: running)

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- move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time
- flee; take to one's heels; cut and run(syn: bunk, escape, lam, scarper, scat)
- 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)
- direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.(syn: operate)
- have a particular form(syn: go)
- move along, of liquids (syn: course, feed, flow)
- perform as expected when applied(syn: function, go, operate, work)

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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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