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running British & World English

The action or movement of a runner

running English Thesaurus

it was his running between the wickets that really caught the eye

running 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

running dog British & World English

A servile follower, especially of a political system

running fix British & World English

A determination of one’s position made by taking bearings at different times and allowing for the distance covered in the interval

free running British & World English

A version of parkour that typically places greater emphasis on acrobatic techniques and self-expression

front-running British & World English

Ahead in a race or other competition

long-running British & World English

Continuing for a long time

come running British & World English

Be eager to do what someone wants

running back British & World English

An offensive player who specializes in carrying the ball

running belay British & World English

A device attached to a rock face through which a climbing rope runs freely, acting as a pulley if the climber falls

running board British & World English

A footboard extending along the side of a vehicle, typically found on early models of car

running fire British & World English

Successive gunshots from a line of troops

running gear British & World English

The moving parts of a machine, especially the wheels, steering, and suspension of a vehicle

running head British & World English

A heading printed at the top of each page of a book or chapter

running knot British & World English

A knot that slips along the rope and changes the size of a noose

running mate British & World English

An election candidate for the lesser of two closely associated political offices

running pine British & World English

A clubmoss which has a ground-hugging habit and propagates by means of runners

running rope British & World English

A rope that is able to move freely, especially through a pulley

running total British & World English

A total that is continually adjusted to take account of further items

running foot New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

text at the bottom of each page of a book or chapter

running head New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

text at the top of each page of a book or chapter

running battle British & World English

A military engagement which does not occur at a fixed location

running lights British & World English

another term for navigation lights.

running repairs British & World English

Minor or temporary repairs carried out on machinery while it is in use

running stitch British & World English

A simple needlework stitch consisting of a line of small even stitches which run back and forth through the cloth without overlapping

smooth-running British & World English

Operating or proceeding efficiently and without difficulties

in the running British & World English

In (or no longer in) contention for an award, victory, or a place in a team

running commentary British & World English

A verbal description of events, given as they occur

up and running British & World English

(Especially of a computer system) in operation; functioning

make the running British & World English

Set the pace in a race or activity

be running on empty British & World English

Have exhausted all of one’s resources

take a running jump British & World English

Used as an expression of angry dismissal or rejection

take up the running British & World English

Take over as pacesetter in a race

hit the ground running British & World English

Start something and proceed at a fast pace with great enthusiasm

the sands are running out British & World English

The allotted time is nearly at an end

come running in run British & World English

Be eager to do what someone wants

temperature British & World English

A body temperature above the normal

in the running in running British & World English

In (or no longer in) contention for an award, victory, or a place in a team

up and running in up British & World English

(Especially of a computer system) in operation; functioning

amok British & World English

Behave uncontrollably and disruptively

go deep in deep British & World English

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

go deep British & World English

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

run high in high British & World English

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


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