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  1. The act of running.
I just got back from my .
  1. The route taken while running.
Which did you do today?
  1. A flow of liquid; a leak.
The constant of water from the faucet annoys me.
  1. A small creek or part thereof.
  2. The amount of something made.
The book"s initial press will be 5,000 copies.
The of the show lasted two weeks, and we sold out every night.
  1. A pace faster than a walk.
He broke into a .
  1. (context, of horses) A fast gallop.
  2. An interval of distance or time, a period marked by a continuing trend.
He went to Las Vegas and spent all his money over a three-day .
I"m having a of bad luck.
  1. A series of tries in a game that were successful.
  2. A regular trip or route.
The bus on the Cherry Street is always crowded.
  1. A standard or unexceptional group or category.
He stood out from the usual of applicants.
  1. An enclosure for an animal; a track or path along which something can travel.
He set up a rabbit .
  1. An errand or the journey associated with an errand.
I need to make a to the store.
  1. A pleasure trip.
Let's go for a in the car.
  1. (sports) A single trip down a hill, as in skiing and bobsledding.
  2. (sports) A point scored in baseball and cricket.
  3. (music) A rapid passage in music, especially along a scale.
  4. A sequence of cards in a suit in a card game.
  5. A sudden series of demands on a bank or other financial institution, especially characterised by great withdrawals.
Financial insecurity led to a on the banks, as customers feared for the security of their savings.
  1. Any sudden large demand for something.
There was a on Christmas presents.
  1. Unrestricted use of an area.
He can have the of the house.
  1. A line of knit stitches that has unravelled.
I have a in my stocking.
  1. The top of a step on a staircase, also called a tread, as opposed to the rise.
  2. A production quantity in a factory.
Yesterday we did a of 12,000 units.
  1. (nautical) The stern of the underwater body of a ship from where it begins to curve upward and inward.
verb (runs, running, ran, run)
  1. (intransitive) To move forward quickly upon two feet by alternately making a short jump off of either foot, compare: walk.
Run, Sarah, !
  1. (intransitive) To go at a fast pace, to move quickly.
The horse ran the length of the track.
I have been running all over the building looking for him.
Sorry, I've got to ; my house is on fire.
  1. (intransitive, metaphorical) To move or spread quickly.
There's a strange story running around the neighborhood.
The flu is running through my daughter's kindergarten.
  1. (transitive) To cause to move quickly; to make move lightly.
Every day I my dog across the field and back.
I'll just the vacuum cleaner over the carpet.
Run your fingers through my hair.
  1. (transitive) To control or manage, be in charge of.
My uncle ran a corner store for forty years.
She runs the fundraising.
My parents think they my life.
  1. (intransitive) Of a liquid, to flow.
The river runs through the forest.
There's blood running down your leg.
  1. (intransitive) Of an object, to have a liquid flowing from it.
Your nose is running.
Why is the hose still running?
My cup runneth over.
  1. (transitive) To make a liquid flow; to make liquid flow from an object.
You'll have to the water a while before it gets hot.
Run the tap until the water gets hot.
  1. (intransitive) To extend in space or through a range of possibilities (often with a measure phrase).
The border runs for 3000 miles.
The leash runs along a wire.
The grain of the wood runs to the right on this table.
It ran in quality from excellent to substandard.
  1. (intransitive) To extend in time, to last, to continue (usually with a measure phrase).
The sale will for ten days.
The contract runs through 2008.
The meeting ran late.
The book runs 655 pages.
The speech runs as follows:...
  1. (transitive) To make something extend in space.
I need to this wire along the wall.
  1. (intransitive) Of a machine, including computer programs, to be operate, operating or working normally.
My car stopped running.
That computer runs twenty-four hours a day.
Buses don't here on Sunday.
  1. (transitive) To make a machine operate.
It's full. You can the dishwasher now.
Don't the engine so fast.
  1. (transitive) To execute or carry out a plan, procedure or program.
They ran twenty blood tests on me and they still don't know what's wrong.
Our coach had us running plays for the whole practice.
I will the sample.
Don't that software unless you have permission.
My computer is too old to the new OS.
  1. (transitive, or, intransitive) To compete in a race.
The horse will the Preakness next year.
I'm not ready to a marathon.
  1. (intransitive) To be a candidate in an election.
I have decided to for governor of California.
We're trying to find somebody to against him next year.
  1. (transitive) To make run in a race or an election.
He ran his best horse in the Derby.
The Green Party is running twenty candidates in this election.
  1. (intransitive) To be offered in one of the media.
The story will on the 6-o'clock news.
The latest Robin Williams movie is running at the Silver City theatre.
Her picture ran on the front page of the newspaper.
  1. (transitive) To print or broadcast in the media.
a story
an ad
  1. (intransitive) To leak or spread in an undesirable fashion , to bleed (especially used of dye or paint).
He discovered during washing that the red rug ran on his white sheet, staining it pink.
  1. (transitive) To go through without stopping, usually illegally.
a red light or stop sign
a blockade
  1. (transitive) To transport someone or something.
Could you me over to the store?
Please this report upstairs to director's office.
  1. (transitive) To smuggle illegal goods.
  1. (transitive, or, intransitive) To cost a large amount of money.
Buying a new laptop will you a thousand dollars.
  1. (intransitive) Of fish, to migrate for spawning.
  2. (intransitive, soccer) To carry a football down the field.
  3. (intransitive) Of stitches, to unravel.
My stocking is running.
  1. (intransitive) To flee away from a danger or towards help.
Whenever things get tough, she cuts and runs.
When he's broke, he runs to me for money.
  1. (transitive, agriculture) To sort through a large volume of produce in quality control.
Looks like we're gonna have to the tomatoes again.
  1. (past participle of, run)
  1. In a liquid state; melted; molten.
Put some butter on the vegetables.
  1. exhaust, Exhausted; depleted (especially with "down" or "out".)
  • From rinnan.

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