Run - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- 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)
- unrestricted freedom to use
- the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)
- a small stream
- a race between candidates for elective office
- a row of unravelled stitches
- the pouring forth of a fluid
- an unbroken chronological sequence
- a short trip
- 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)
- run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
- cause to emit recorded audio or video
- move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way
- have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
- be operating, running or functioning
- change from one state to another
- cause to perform
- be affected by; be subjected to
- continue to exist
- occur persistently
- carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
- include as the content; broadcast or publicize
- carry out
- pass over, across, or through
- cause something to pass or lead somewhere
- make without a miss
- deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
- cause an animal to move fast
- be diffused
- sail before the wind
- cover by running; run a certain distance
- extend or continue for a certain period of time
- set animals loose to graze
- keep company
- run with the ball; in such sports as football
- travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
- travel a route regularly
- pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
- compete in a race
- progress by being changed
- reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
- come unraveled or undone as if by snagging
- become undone
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.
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
present participle: running
past tense: ran
past participle: run