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Synonyms of running in English:


  • 1 it was his running between the wickets that really caught the eye
  • 3 the smooth running of her department
  • Phrases

    in the running
    he's in the running for a Nobel Prize
    likely to win/get/receive, in contention for, a candidate for, in line for, on the shortlist for, being considered for, up for
    out of the running
    Downpatrick are out of the running for championship honours this season
    out of contention, out of the competition, out of the contest, no longer a candidate for


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  • 1 the sound of running water
    flowing, streaming, gushing, rushing, moving
  • 3 I'm not going to wear the same thing two days running
    in succession, in a row, in sequence, one after the other, consecutively;
    straight, together
    informal on the trot
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