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Pronunciation: /rʌn/

Translation of run in French:


  • 1 course (f) a two-mile run une course de deux miles to go for a run aller courir to break into a run se mettre à courir
  • 2 (flight) on the run en fuite to make a run for it fuir, s'enfuir
  • 3 (series) (of successes, failures) série (f); (in printing) tirage (m) to have a run of luck être en veine

vt (prét ran pp, run)

  • 2 (drive) to run sb to the station conduire qn à la gare
  • 3 (pass, move) to run one's hand over passer la main sur to run one's eye(s) over parcourir rapidement
  • 4 (manage) diriger a well-/badly-run organization une organisation bien/mal dirigée
  • 7 faire couler [bath]; ouvrir [tap]
  • 8 (enter) faire courir [horse]; présenter [candidate]

vi (prét ran pp, run)

  • 1 [person, animal] courir to run across/down sth traverser/descendre qch en courant to run for the bus courir pour attraper le bus to come running accourir (towards vers)
  • 2 (flee) fuir, s'enfuir to run for one's life s'enfuir pour sauver sa peau [fam]
  • 3 [fam], (rush off) filer [fam]
  • 4 (function) [machine] marcher to leave the engine running laisser tourner le moteur
  • 5 (continue, last) [contract, lease] être valide
  • 6 [play, musical] tenir l'affiche (for pendant)
  • 7 (pass) to run past/through [road, frontier, path] passer/traverser to run (from) east to west aller d'est en ouest
  • 10 (flow) couler tears ran down his face les larmes coulaient sur son visage my nose is running j'ai le nez qui coule
  • 12 (as candidate) se présenter to run for president être candidat/-e à la présidence


in the long run

à long terme

in the short run

à brève échéance

Phrasal verbs

run about

run around

run away

run away s'enfuir to run away from home [child] faire une fugue
run away with [sb/sth] (flee) partir avec 1.1 rafler [fam] [prize, title]

run down

run down [battery] se décharger; [watch] retarder
run [sb/sth] down (in vehicle) renverser 1.1 réduire [production, defences]; user [battery] 1.2 (disparage) dénigrer

run into

heurter, rentrer dans [fam] [car, wall] 1.1 (encounter) rencontrer [person, difficulty] 1.2 (amount to) s'élever à [hundreds, millions]

run off

partir en courant

run out

run out [supplies, oil] s'épuiser time is running out le temps manque 1.1 [pen, machine] être vide 1.2 [contract, passport] expirer
run out of ne plus avoir de [petrol, time, money, ideas] to be running out of n'avoir presque plus de [petrol, time, money, ideas]

run over

(in vehicle) (injure) renverser; (kill) écraser

run through

parcourir [list, article]; répéter [scene, speech]

run up

accumuler [debt]

run up against

se heurter à [difficulty]

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