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

noun

- 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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verb

- 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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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

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