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run British & World English

Move at a speed faster than a walk, never having both or all the feet on the ground at the same time

run in run British & World English

Move at a speed faster than a walk, never having both or all the feet on the ground at the same time

go to seed British & World English

(Of a plant) cease flowering as the seeds develop

go counter British & World English

Run or ride against the direction taken by a quarry

go round in circles British & World English

Do something for a long time without achieving anything but purposeless repetition

go deep British & World English

(Of emotions, beliefs, etc.) be strongly and wholeheartedly felt or held

work oneself into the ground British & World English

Exhaust oneself by working or running very hard

run-in British & World English

The approach to an action or event

run-up British & World English

The period preceding a notable event

run at British & World English

Rush towards (someone) to attack them

run on British & World English

Continue without stopping; go on longer than is expected

run-on British & World English

Denoting a line of verse in which a sentence is continued without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza

run to British & World English

Extend to or reach (a specified amount or size)

rat run British & World English

A minor, typically residential street used by drivers during peak periods to avoid congestion on main roads

run-off British & World English

A further competition, election, race, etc., after a tie or inconclusive result

run dry British & World English

(Of a well or river) cease to flow or have any water

run low British & World English

Become depleted

run out British & World English

(Of a supply of something) be used up

run-out British & World English

The dismissal of a batsman by being run out

sea-run British & World English

(Of a migratory fish, especially a trout) having returned to the sea after spawning

dry run British & World English

A rehearsal of a performance or procedure before the real one

end run British & World English

An attempt by the ball carrier to run around the end of the defensive line

ski run British & World English

A track on a slope for skiing

fun run British & World English

An uncompetitive run, especially for sponsored runners in support of a charity

mud run British & World English

An event in which participants negotiate a course consisting of various obstacles, many of which are filled or covered with mud

bench run British & World English

Another term for bench test.

Bull Run British & World English

A small river in eastern Virginia, scene of two Confederate victories, in 1861 and 1862, during the American Civil War

bump run British & World English

A ski run with many small mounds of snow, caused by skiers turning in the same places

pinch-run British & World English

Substitute for another as a base runner, typically at a critical point in the game

press run British & World English

The operation of a printing press for a single job (the number or entire set of items produced in such an operation)

print run British & World English

The number of copies of a book, magazine, etc. printed at one time

root run British & World English

The space over which the roots of a plant extend

run with British & World English

Proceed with; accept

run-flat British & World English

Relating to or denoting a kind of tyre which does not deflate after puncturing

run riot British & World English

Behave in a violent and unrestrained way

run after British & World English

Persistently seek to acquire or attain

run along British & World English

Go away (used typically to address a child)

run away British & World English

Escape from a place, person, or situation

run over British & World English

(Of a container or its contents) overflow

sheep run British & World English

(Especially in Australia) an extensive tract of land on which sheep are pastured

short-run British & World English

Taken or considered on a short timescale; short-term

close-run British & World English

Won or lost by a very small margin

dummy run British & World English

A practice or trial

fresh-run British & World English

(Of a migratory fish, especially a salmon) newly arrived in fresh water from the sea in order to spawn

trial run British & World English

A preliminary test of how a new system or product works

split run British & World English

A print run of a newspaper during which some articles or advertisements are changed so as to produce different editions

run wild British & World English

Grow or develop without restraint or discipline

home run British & World English

A hit that allows the batter to make a complete circuit of the bases and score a run


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