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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 English Thesaurus

she jumped out of her car and ran across the road

go round in circles British & World English

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

go counter British & World English

Run or ride against the direction taken by a quarry

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 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

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)

run-in British & World English

The approach to an action or event

run-up British & World English

The period preceding a notable event

run-in English Thesaurus

his latest run-in with the authorities

run-on New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

without a break or new paragraph

run-up New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

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

fun run British & World English

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

hen run British & World English

An enclosed area in which hens may move freely in the open

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

rat run British & World English

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

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

run-off British & World English

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

sea-run British & World English

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

ski run British & World English

A track on a slope for skiing

run-off New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

run-out New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(hyphen, two words as verb)

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

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

run high British & World English

(Of a river) be close to overflowing, with a strong current

home run British & World English

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

milk run British & World English

A routine, uneventful journey, especially by plane

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

run riot British & World English

Behave in a violent and unrestrained way

root run British & World English

The space over which the roots of a plant extend

run after British & World English

Persistently seek to acquire or attain


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