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[rʌn] (past tense ran [ræn] ; past participle run) verb I
1) to move quickly using your legs and feet
You'll have to run if you want to catch the bus.[/ex]
A cat ran across the road in front of me.[/ex]
I ran to the door and opened it.[/ex]
2) [T] to control and organize something such as a business, organization, or event
Syn:
manage
He was the man who ran Clinton's election campaign.[/ex]
3) [I] if a machine or engine is running, it is operating
Don't leave the car engine running.[/ex]
4) [T] to take someone somewhere in your car
I'll run you there – it's no trouble.[/ex]
John kindly offered to run me into town.[/ex]
5) [I] if a liquid runs somewhere, it flows there
Tears were running down his face.[/ex]
The River Rhine runs into the North Sea.[/ex]
6) [T] to make water flow from or into a container
I'm going to run a bath.[/ex]
7) [I] if a play, film, or television programme runs, it continues to be performed or shown
a soap opera that has been running for many years[/ex]
8) [I] if a bus or train runs, it travels somewhere at regular times
The train only runs at weekends.[/ex]
9) [I] to continue at a particular amount or rate
Inflation is running at 3%.[/ex]
10) [T] to move something through or along something else
Fred ran his fingers gently through her hair.[/ex]
11) [I] if something such as a road or wall runs somewhere, it continues from one place to another
There was a path running through the middle of the forest.[/ex]
12) [I/T] if you run a computer program, or if it runs, you start it or use it
The software will run on any PC.[/ex]
13) [T] if newspapers run an article, advertisement, or photograph, they print it
14) [I] to try to be elected to an official job or position
How many candidates are running?[/ex]
Jackson announced his intention to run for president.[/ex]
15) [I] if a piece of clothing or a colour runs, the colour spreads when you wash it
16) [T] to use and pay for a car
I can't afford to run a car on my salary.[/ex]
17) [T] to perform something such as a test, or to check on someone or something
He'd run a check on her through his London office.[/ex]
run rings round sb — to do something much better than someone else[/ex]
running late — if you are running late, you do something or arrive somewhere later than you planned[/ex]
run short/low — if you run short of something, or if you run low on something, you do not have enough of it left[/ex]
[i]We're running low on milk.[/ex]
I'm running short of ideas.[/ex]
sth runs in the family — if something such as a quality or disease runs in the family, a lot of people in the family have it[/ex]
See:
course I
- run across sb/sth
- run after sb/sth
- run around
- run away
- run sth by sb
- run (sth) down
- run sb/sth down
- run into sb
- run into sth
- run into sb/sth
- run off
- run off with sb
- run off with sth
- run out
- run sb/sth over
- run through sth
- run up sth
- run up against sth
- run round
II
noun
run */*/*/[rʌn]
1) [C] an act of running, or a race in which you run a long distance
Lee is doing a six-mile run on Saturday.[/ex]
2) [singular] a period of time when something continues
The play is enjoying a successful run on Broadway.[/ex]
We've had a run of bad luck recently.[/ex]
3) [singular] a journey in a vehicle
We took the new car out for a run in the country.[/ex]
4) [C] the amount of something that a company or factory produces at one time
The plates are a limited edition run of 250.[/ex]
5) [C] one point in the game of CRICKET
He has scored 90 runs in this match.[/ex]
in the long run — not immediately but at a time in the future[/ex]
In the long run, I think you're better off without him.[/ex]
in the short run — for a short period of time from now[/ex]
Most diets produce weight loss only in the short run.[/ex]
make a run for sth — to suddenly run towards something and try to reach it[/ex]
Mary made a run for the exit.[/ex]
on the run — trying to hide or escape from the police[/ex]
a run on sth — a situation in which a lot of people want to buy something at the same time[/ex]
See:
runs

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