There are 2 translations of run in Spanish:

run1

Pronunciation: /rʌn/

vi (present participle/participio presente running past tense of/pasado de, ran past participle of/participio pasado de, run)

  • 1 (literally: to move fast) correr I had to run for the train tuve que correr para no perder el tren she ran to meet them corrió a su encuentro I heard the sound of running feet oí a alguien que corría to run across the street cruzar* la calle corriendo she ran back to the house for her gloves volvió a la casa corriendo a buscar los guantes he ran downstairs/indoors bajó/entró corriendo they ran out into the yard salieron al patio corriendo run for your lives! ¡sálvese quien pueda! to run for cover correr a ponerse a cubierto
  • 2 [colloquial/familiar] 2.1 (to go quickly) correr run and fetch me my pipe corre a buscarme la pipa I'll have to run home and change tendré que ir corriendo or rápido a casa a cambiarme he runs to the doctor with every little thing va corriendo al médico por cualquier tontería don't come running to me afterward if things go wrong luego no me vengas a mí corriendo si hay problemas 2.2 (to go by car) ir* (en coche) I run down/over/up to Birmingham most weekends la mayoría de los fines de semana voy a Birmingham it's the ideal car for running around town in es el coche ideal para ir or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) andar por la ciudad
  • 3 (to operate, to function) with the engine running con el motor encendido or en marcha or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) prendido it runs off batteries/on gas funciona con pilas or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) a pila/a gas the talks have been running smoothly las conversaciones han marchado sobre ruedas if everything runs according to plan … si todo sale según lo previsto … the work is running six months behind schedule el trabajo lleva seis meses de retraso
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    • We contacted a doctor who ran a series of tests on Erin at his office.
    • Bexley Centre for the Unemployed is running a free course in food hygiene in the Boys Brigade hall next to Christ Church in Bexleyheath Broadway.
    • GM currently is running a pilot program in Brazil and investigating plans for Australia and Japan.
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    • Schumacher managed to keep the engine running after the collision.
    • While the hospital runs off a generator, kindergartens have no generators or power.
    • Do not run your auto in the garage, not even to warm it up.
  • 4 4.1 (to go) [vehicles] the truck ran into the ditch/over the cliff el camión cayó en la cuneta/se despeñó por el acantilado the wagons run on tracks los vagones corren sobre rieles the drawer runs very smoothly el cajón abre y cierra muy bien she let the line run through her hands dejó que la cuerda se deslizara entre sus manos 4.2 [Transport] [trains, services] the trains run every half hour hay trenes cada media hora this service runs only on weekdays este servicio funciona solamente los fines de semana
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    • A villager has criticised the rail service which runs trains to and from his rural community, claiming the transport needs of people living in the countryside are being ignored.
    • As well as the Manchester Airport services, it runs trains from Liverpool to Hull and Newcastle and Manchester Piccadilly to Cleethorpes.
    • The firm is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dutch state-owned NS train operator, which runs the majority of services in the Netherlands.
    4.3 [Nautical] to run aground encallar the frigate ran back into port la fragata volvió a puerto to run before the wind navegar* con viento en popa
  • 5 (to travel) our thoughts were running along o on the same lines nuestros pensamientos iban por el mismo camino the news ran through the building la noticia corrió or se extendió por el edificio a shiver ran down my spine me dio un escalofrío his finger ran down the list recorrió la lista con el dedo
  • 6 (to extend) 6.1 (in space) the streets run parallel to each other las calles corren paralelas the balcony runs the length of the building el balcón se extiende de un extremo al otro del edificio the path runs across the field/around the lake el sendero atraviesa el campo/bordea el lago the crack runs from top to bottom la grieta va de arriba abajo the lane runs into the main street el callejón da or sale a la calle principal this idea runs through the whole book esta idea se repite or está presente a lo largo del libro the cable runs underground el cable va bajo tierra 6.2 (in time) the film runs for 95 minutes la película dura 95 minutos the show will run for 10 weeks el espectáculo estará en cartel 10 semanas this one will run and run [set phrase/frase hecha] este va a ser el cuento de nunca acabar the treaty has a year left to run al tratado le queda un año de validez the contract runs for a year el contrato es válido por un año or vence al cabo de un año she received two eight-year sentences to run concurrently/consecutively le impusieron dos condenas de ocho años cada una, que se cumplirán simultáneamente/sucesivamente
  • 7 (of stories, sequences) decir* how did that line run? ¿cómo decía or era esa línea? I can't remember how the chorus runs no me acuerdo de qué dice el estribillo the argument runs as follows el argumento es el siguiente the sentence runs more smoothly if … la frase queda or suena mejor si …
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    • The very first paragraph of my book The Truth about Writing runs as follows.
    • There's an old saying that runs along the lines of ‘no publicity is bad publicity’.
    • CD copying is not just illegal, runs the argument, but immoral.
  • 8 8.1 (to flow) [water/oil] correr; (drip) gotear drops of sweat ran down his face le corrían gotas de sudor por la cara she let the sand run through her fingers dejó correr la arena por entre los dedos the water ran hot/cold empezó a salir agua caliente/fría the river runs through the town/into the sea el río pasa por la ciudad/desemboca en el mar the tide is running out está bajando la marea she left the water running dejó la llave abierta or (Spain/España) el grifo abierto or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) la canilla abierta or (Peru/Perú) el caño abierto my nose is running me gotea la nariz his face was running with perspiration tenía la cara bañada en sudor the streets ran with blood corrían ríos de sangre por las calles 8.2 (to pass) pasar the rope runs over this pulley la cuerda pasa por esta polea
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    • Ten boats, each manned by two skilled operators with up to eight passengers, can be hired to run the rapids.
    • In short, he has both the strength and skill to run any whitewater that's runnable.
    • The other trainees ran the rapid again and again; I pitched a tent and crawled into my sleeping bag.
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    • This is not like the tsunami, or normal floods, where the water runs back into the sea when it's done.
    • Cold water ran from the faucet as he washed his face in an attempt to wake up.
    • Even our garden is getting wet and there is nowhere for the water to run.
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    • Tin shanties litter the backyards of the more formal brick housing, rows of chemical toilets stand outside homes, and the untarred roads run with streams of filthy water.
    • For some two hours, we drove on rutted gravel running with rainwater.
    • He collapsed onto the bed, his face running with sweat.
  • 9 (to turn liquid) [butter/cheese/icing] derretirse*; [paint/makeup] correrse; [color] desteñir*, despintarse (Mexico/México) will this shirt run in the wash? ¿esta camisa desteñirá or (Mexico/México) se despintará al lavarla? these colors will not run estos colores son inalterables or no destiñen
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    • Her black mascara was running and she knew she looked horrible.
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    • Their dye never ran, which is what made all their products sought after.
    • Dry-cleaning also prevents the common problem of the dye bleeding and running.
    • I thought that I had prewashed out all the excess dye but it ran anyway.
  • 10 10.1 (to be, to stand) feelings are running high los ánimos están caldeados inflation is running at 4% la tasa de inflación es del 4% earnings are running behind inflation los sueldos no se están manteniendo al nivel de la inflación it runs in the family es de familia, le ( or me etc) viene de familia the true cause runs deeper la verdadera causa es más profunda the problem runs deeper el problema tiene raíces más profundas water1 1 10.2 (to become + adj) see dry1 1 3, low1 3, short2 2to run to sth seefat2 2, seed1 1 2
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    • All the sentences will run concurrently, giving him a total of three months behind bars.
    • He was given two years for grievous bodily harm and 28 days for the drug offence, the sentences to run concurrently.
    • Francis was jailed for nine years for the first attack and 15 for the second, the sentences to run concurrently.
  • 11 [Politics] [candidates] presentarse, postularse (Latin America/América Latina) he is running for Governor again se va a volver a presentar or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) a postular como candidato a Gobernador will you be running as a candidate in the elections? ¿se va a presentar or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) a postular como candidato a las elecciones? she'll be running against two other candidates se enfrentará a otros dos candidatos he's running on an ecology ticket se presenta con una plataforma ecologista
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    • In 1996, he ran as a candidate in Western Canadian provincial and civic elections.
    • Burton, a civil rights lawyer in Los Angeles, ran as a candidate in Tuesday's election.
    • Collier ran unsuccessfully for the Upper House at the last election.
  • 12 12.1 (to migrate) [salmon] emigrar 12.2 (to hunt) [wolves] cazar*
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    • He rushed downstairs in his bare feet and ran outside on to the snowy street.
    • Jobs used to be more physical and kids walked to school and ran about outside rather than playing on computers.
    • The way the cars are parked, there's only inches either side of you and you're worrying in case a child or a dog comes running out from between the cars.
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    • This means that when the fish are running (right now in May and June for instance) there is a heavy demand for guides.
    • Beats higher up the river are often more prolific this late in the season with fish running hard to the middle and upper stretches.
    • There are still fresh spring fish running, and the grilse are beginning to arrive in numbers, with a lot of small fish among them.

vt (present participle/participio presente running past tense of/pasado de, ran past participle of/participio pasado de, run)

  • 1 1.1 [race/marathon] correr, tomar parte en she runs five miles every day corre cinco millas todos los días to run errands hacer* recados or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) mandados 1.2 (to chase) to run sb close seguir* a algn de cerca, ir* pisándole los talones a algn the Green candidate ran them a close third el candidato de los verdes quedó en tercer lugar a muy poca distancia de ellos they were run out of town los hicieron salir del pueblo, los corrieron del pueblo (Latin America/América Latina) [colloquial/familiar]
  • 2 (to drive, to transport) [person] [colloquial/familiar] llevar (en coche) I'll run you home/to the airport te llevo a casa/al aeropuerto he ran the truck into the ditch se metió con el camión en la cuneta to run a ship aground hacer* encallar un barco
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    • First Buses, which runs children to and from Prince Henry's Grammar School, says the school's tough discipline policy makes life easier for its drivers.
    • I feel sorry for her, as she spends all her time running me to classes.
    • Here's my car ... can I run you home?
  • 3 (to move through ) [fingers/comb] pasar run your fingers across the surface/the vacuum cleaner over the rug pasa la mano por la superficie/la aspiradora por la alfombra he ran his fingers absent-mindedly through his beard se mesaba distraídamente la barba she ran her finger down the list recorrió la lista con el dedo run a comb through your hair pásate un peine (por el pelo)
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    • I marched over to the sink, turned on the lukewarm water and ran my arms under it.
    • If you run it under hot water you will also find that when you leave it to dry in the cutlery drainer it will dry off quicker and have fewer streaks.
    • I rip the lid off the bottle of shampoo and run it under the water to try and get the last drop out.
  • 4 (to enter in competition) [horse] presentar; [candidate] presentar, postular (Latin America/América Latina)
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    • The British athlete ran a personal best to win the 400m and gain a one point lead over his rivals.
    • Athletes must run three of the four races to qualify for overall prize.
    • Spanish athlete Morta Dominguez ran superbly to take the silver ahead of Ethiopia's Ayelech Worko who won the bronze.
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    • Willie Mullins runs Rule Supreme in today's Ladbrokes' World Hurdle, but has also left him in the Gold Cup.
    • Dermot Weld has won the race five times, most recently with Refuse To Bend two years ago, and he runs Elusive Double in the same colours.
    • Any trainer who wants to run a horse in any race must log that entry with Weatherbys.
  • 5 (to manage) [business/organization/department] dirigir*, llevar she runs her own publishing business dirige or lleva or tiene su propia editorial a family-run business un negocio familiar the state-run television network la cadena de televisión estatal or del Estado the company runs a pension plan for its employees la empresa tiene un plan de pensión para los empleados who's running this business? ¿aquí quién es el que manda? we need someone to run the financial side of the business necesitamos alguien que se encargue or se ocupe del aspecto financiero del negocio I can run my own life soy capaz de tomar mis propias decisiones he ran 15 agents tenía a 15 agentes bajo su mando or a su cargo
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    • Christine returned to Dawson Fold to help her father manage the farm and run the shop.
    • From that time he has managed and run his business from Hong Kong where his principal activity is in shipping.
    • Currently Mr Gutman is running the firm by himself, but he hopes to have employed several staff members in the next couple of years.
  • 6 6.1 (to conduct) [tests/survey] realizar*, llevar a cabo 6.2 (to organize) [classes/concerts] organizar* the paper ran a series of interviews with … el periódico publicó una serie de entrevistas con … fever 1 1 risk1 1
  • 7 [Transport] [flight] tener* we run regular buses to the airport tenemos un servicio regular de autobuses al aeropuerto several companies run daily flights to Hong Kong varias compañías tienen vuelos diarios a Hong Kong they run extra trains on Saturdays los sábados ponen más trenes
  • 8 (to maintain, to have) tener* she runs her own car ella tiene su propio coche I can't afford to run a car no puedo mantener un coche it's very cheap to run es muy económico they run a permanent trade deficit with the EU tienen un déficit permanente en la balanza de pagos con la UE
  • 9 (to operate) [engine] hacer* funcionar [program] [Computing/Informática] pasar, ejecutar it's not worth running the washing machine no vale la pena poner la lavadora you can also run the hairdryer off batteries el secador también funciona con pilas or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) a pila
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    • With servicing and maintenance paid for in advance, the cost of running the vehicle each year becomes much more predictable.
    • Transport, our biggest expense, includes buying and running a vehicle, plus fares for public transport.
    • Drivers are also concerned at the rising cost of running their vehicles.
  • 10 10.1 (to extend) [cable/wire] tender* 10.2 (to pass ) (hacer*) pasar
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    • St James's Street runs uphill from Pall Mall and the Palace to Piccadilly.
    • Taxis will be diverted to Wigmore Street, which runs parallel to Oxford Street.
    • The last time I had been there, Church Street, which runs north and south, had been a broad and busy avenue.
  • 11 (to cause to flow) run some hot water over it échale agua caliente to run a bath preparar un baño to run sth under the tap (British English/inglés británico) hacer* correr agua sobre algo
  • 12 12.1 (to smuggle) [guns] contrabandear, pasar (de contrabando) 12.2 (to get past) [blockade] burlar to run a (red) light (American English/inglés norteamericano) saltarse un semáforo (en rojo), pasarse un alto (Mexico/México)
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    • Then one night two years ago, Aaron was driving one of their friends home from their house when a drunk driver ran a stop light and hit the car.
    • Two young men on a motorcycle were stopped for running a red light on Pattaya Central Road.
    • Some 220 of the fatal accidents were caused by people running red lights or stop signs.
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    • When she took them to the man she was running the drugs for, he told her to give one package to an Australian girl.
    • Known as ‘tunnel rats’, they run drugs for the cocaine cartels.
    • Greene began building a drug empire, using Spain as a staging post to run drugs into Europe from north Africa.

Phrasal verbs

run about

run around 1

run across

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
1.1 (meet) [person] encontrarse* or toparse con 1.2 (find) [object] encontrar*

run after

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
1.1 (pursue) he went running after her salió corriendo detrás de ella or tras ella she's been runing after him for months hace meses que anda detrás de él or que lo persigue 1.2 (be a servant to) if he thinks I'm going to run (around) after him all day he's very much mistaken si cree que le voy a hacer de sirvienta todo el día, está muy equivocado

run along

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
irse* run along now, it's late bueno, vete, que es tarde I told them to run along home les dije que se fueran a su casa

run around

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
1.1 (play, busy oneself) the children are running around in the garden los niños están correteando por el jardín I was running around like a mad thing all day yesterday ayer anduve todo el día dando vueltas or de un lado para otro como un loco why should I run around after you? ¿por qué tengo que estar haciéndote de sirvienta?, ¿por qué tengo que estar yo atendiéndote a ti? 1.2 (keep company) [colloquial/familiar] salir* who's she running around with now? ¿ahora con quién sale? 1.3 (drive around) I often see her running around in her dad's car a menudo la veo por ahí en el coche de su padre

run at

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
1.1 (attack) [person] abalanzarse* sobre 1.2 (in order to jump) you can clear the ditch if you run at it puedes saltar la zanja si tomas carrera or (Spain/España) carrerilla

run away

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
(escape) [prisoner] huir*, escaparse, fugarse* he threw the stone and ran away tiró la piedra y salió corriendo or huyó she ran away from school se escapó de la escuela you can't run away from your responsibility/from reality no puedes evadirte de tu responsabilidad/de la realidad don't run away, I want to ask you something no te escapes, quiero preguntarte algo don't run away with the idea that … no te vayas a creer que … don't run away with the wrong idea no me malentiendas 1.1 2.1 (extend into distance) [track/road] perderse* (de vista) 2.2 [liquid] irse*

run away with

verb + adverb + preposition + object/verbo + adverbio + preposición + complemento
1.1 [race/contest] ganar fácilmente, alzarse* con 1.2 (take over) she lets her enthusiasm/imagination run away with her se deja llevar por el entusiasmo/la imaginación he lets his temper run away with him no se sabe controlar 1.1 2.1 (steal) [money/jewels] robarse, alzarse* con 2.2 (elope with) [person/lover] escaparse or fugarse* or irse* con, huirse* con (Mexico/México) 2.3 (use up) [money] comer(se), liquidar [colloquial/familiar] the project ran away with all my savings el proyecto me comió or [colloquial/familiar] me liquidó todos los ahorros

run back

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 (rewind) [video/tape] rebobinar 1.2 (in car) [person] llevar (en coche)

run down

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (exhaust) [battery] [Cars/Automovilismo] descargar*; (in radio, shaver etc) gastar 1.2 (reduce) [staff/services] ir* recortando or reduciendo; [production] ir* restringiendo 1.3 (deplete) [stocks/supplies] agotar 1.4 (disparage) [colloquial/familiar] criticar*, hablar mal de 1.5 (knock over) [pedestrian] atropellar 1.6 [fugitive/criminal] darle* caza a 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 2.1 [battery] [Cars/Automovilismo] descargarse*; (in radio, shaver etc) gastarse, agotarse 2.2 [business/factory] venirse* abajo 2.3 [stocks/supplies] agotarse

run in

verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio
1.1 (British English/inglés británico) [Cars/Automovilismo] hacer* el rodaje de running in, please pass en rodaje, en ablande (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) 1.2 (arrest) [colloquial/familiar] llevar preso

run into

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
1.1 (collide with) [vehicle] chocar* con; [wall/tree] chocar* or darse* contra 1.2 (meet by chance) encontrarse* or toparse con 1.3 (encounter) [opposition/problem] toparse or tropezar* con, encontrar* 20 miles out of port we ran into a storm a 20 millas del puerto nos topamos con una tormenta 1.4 (amount to, extend to) the cost runs into millions of dollars el costo asciende a millones de dólares the weeks ran into months las semanas se convirtieron en meses

run off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (produce) [copies] tirar; [photocopies] sacar* he ran the play off in a week escribió la obra en una semana 1.2 [liquid] sacar* 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 2.1 (depart) salir* corriendo she saw me and ran off me vio y salió corriendo 2.2 [liquid] correr

run off with

verb + adverb + preposition + object/verbo + adverbio + preposición + complemento
run away with 2 1, run away with 2 2

run on

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (continue running) seguir* corriendo (run ahead) you run on, I'll catch you up tú ve delante, que ya te alcanzaré she ran on ahead to get the tickets fue corriendo delante para sacar las entradas 1.2 (continue, last) the game ran on into overtime o (British English/inglés británico) extra time el partido tuvo prórroga or tiempo suplementario the meeting ran on till nine o'clock la reunión siguió or se alargó hasta las nueve 1.3 (extend) [road/path] extenderse*, prolongarse* 1.4 (follow without a break) each track runs on from the one before los temas van uno detrás del otro, sin interrupción run on (in proofreading) [Printing/Imprenta] unir líneas 1.1verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio [sentence/paragraph] unir

run out

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (exhaust supplies) I went to make some tea, but I found we'd run out fui a hacer té, pero me encontré con que se nos había acabado to run out of sth quedarse sin algo we've/they've run out of money nos hemos/se han quedado sin dinero, se nos/se les ha acabado el dinero I'm running out of patience estoy perdiendo la paciencia 1.2 (become exhausted) [money] acabarse; [supplies/stock] acabarse, agotarse; [lease/policy] vencer*, caducar* her luck ran out la abandonó la suerte, se le acabó la suerte time is running out for them les queda poco tiempo, se les está acabando el tiempo 1.3 [rope] desenrollarse 1.1verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio 2.1 [rope] ir* soltando 2.2 (in cricket)eliminar (al bateador) cuando está entre las bases

run out on

verb + adverb + preposition + object/verbo + adverbio + preposición + complemento
abandonar, dejar plantado [colloquial/familiar]

run over

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (knock down) [pedestrian] atropellar 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 2.1 (overflow) [liquid] derramarse; [container] desbordarse, rebosar 2.2 (exceed time limit) excederse or pasarse del tiempo previsto 1.2verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento (review) [main points/arrangements] repasar, volver* sobre let's run over that scene again ensayemos otra vez esa escena, volvamos otra vez sobre esa escena

run through

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento 1.1 (rehearse) ensayar 1.2run over 3 1.3 [money] (use up) gastarse, liquidar [colloquial/familiar]; (squander) derrochar, despilfarrar 1.4 [Railways/Ferrocarriles] [station] pasar por (sin parar); [signals] saltarse 1.1verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio (with sword) atravesar*

run to

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
1.1 (amount to) the report runs to 614 pages el informe ocupa 614 páginas the film runs to over four hours la película dura más de cuatro horas his working day can run to 12 hours puede llegar a trabajar hasta 12 horas al día 1.2 (extend to) if your taste runs to something a little more exotic … si sus gustos son algo más exóticos … his enthusiasm won't run to giving up his weekends su entusiasmo no llega al extremo de sacrificar sus fines de semana 1.3 (suffice for) (British English/inglés británico) [income/resources] alcanzar* para, dar* para [colloquial/familiar] I don't think it will run to a second cup no creo que alcance or [colloquial/familiar] que dé para otra taza 1.4 (afford) (British English/inglés británico) permitirse I'm afraid we can't run to hotel accommodation lo siento pero no podemos permitirnos pagar un hotel

run up

verb + adverb + object/verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (build up) [account/total/debts] ir* acumulando she'd run up quite a bill in the restaurant debía bastante dinero en el restaurante 1.2 (hoist) [flag] izar* 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (put together) [dress] hacer* (rápidamente)

run up against

verb + adverb + preposition + object/verbo + adverbio + preposición + complemento
[difficulty/obstacle] toparse or tropezar* con

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  • 1 (on foot) she goes for a short run every day todos los días sale a correr un poco or a hacer un poco de footing he does everything at a run todo lo hace (deprisa y) corriendo or a la(s) carrera(s) to break into a run echar a correr on the run I usually grab a cup of coffee on the run por lo general me tomo un café a la(s) carrera(s) or (deprisa y) corriendo the children keep her on the run all day los niños la tienen todo el día en danza after seven years on the run (from the law) después de estar siete años huyendo de la justicia, después de siete años como fugitivo to have sb on the run tener* dominado a algn to give sb a (good) run for her/his money hacerle* sudar tinta a algn to have a good run for one's money he was champion for six years, he had a good run for his money fue campeón durante seis años, no se puede quejar she lived to 91, she had a good run for her money vivió hasta los 91, que no es moco de pavo to have the run of sth tener* libre acceso a algo, tener* algo a su ( or mi etc) entera disposición we were given the run of the house pusieron la casa a nuestra entera disposición to make a run for it escaparse
  • 2 2.1 (trip, outing) vuelta (feminine), paseo (masculine) (en coche) let's go for a run in the car vamos a dar una vuelta en coche 2.2 (journey) the outward run el trayecto or viaje de ida the London to Edinburgh run is the most profitable la línea que va de Londres a Edimburgo es la más rentable it's only a short/10-mile run está muy cerca/solo a 10 millas it's no more than a day's run no hay más de un día de camino 2.3 [Aviation/Aviación] misión (feminine)
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    • The problem of vehicles on the school run jamming up roads was being discussed by councillors this afternoon.
    • Most of those who pass it will do so habitually: commuters going in and out of the city, commercial drivers doing regular runs from one depot or customer to another.
    • Is your school run part of your journey to work or do you need a second journey for it?
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    • As it's been such a nice day, after having had lunch at Blairmains this afternoon I thought it would be nice to go for a run in the car, so we headed off northwards to Callander, where we had a nice walk around and some ice cream in the sunshine.
    • We went for a run in the car and ended up in Bundoran so we went bowling.
    • Yesterday, Val came for lunch and then we went for a run out to Milngavie to the Garden Centre and came home laden with purple and yellow primulas for the balcony.
  • 3 3.1 (sequence) a run of good/bad luck una racha de buena/mala suerte, una buena/mala racha a run of coincidences una serie de coincidencias 3.2 (period of time) in the long run a la larga in the short run a corto plazo
  • 4 (tendency, direction) corriente (feminine) the run of opinion la corriente de opinión out of the common run fuera de lo corriente or común the run of the tide/current la dirección de la marea/corriente in the normal run of events normalmente, en el curso normal de los acontecimientos
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    • What lifts this movie above the usual run of dutifully sweet romantic comedies is the bright, fantasy-friendly sensibility of its two directors, Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini.
    • Plato realizes that the general run of humankind can think, and speak, etc., without (so far as they acknowledge) any awareness of his realm of Forms.
    • It is also to help new generations discover that they are not that different from the common run of humanity.
  • 5 (heavy demand)run on sth there's been a run on these watches estos relojes han estado muy solicitados or han tenido mucha demanda a run on sterling una fuerte presión sobre la libra a run on the banks una corrida bancaria, un pánico bancario
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    • Two years back this newspaper carried a story suggesting a serious run on the dollar was becoming a distinct possibility.
    • The threat of disruptions in gasoline supply due to Hurricane Ike sparked a run on gas last Thursday and Friday.
    • Nervous motorists start stockpiling fuel, causing a run on petrol, which in turn sparks yet more panic buying.
  • 6 6.1 [Cinema/Cine] [Theater/Teatro] temporada (feminine) the London/Broadway run la temporada en Londres/Broadway the longest run in theatrical history la más larga permanencia en cartel en la historia del teatro 6.2 [Computing/Informática] pasada (feminine)
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    • Palace are three points adrift at the bottom on a run of five defeats, but Dowie insists the league table should be no shock.
    • Gaelic Players Chicago and Tara Theatre Company, Winnipeg, have had sellout runs with the play over the past twelve months and Westport Drama Group became the first Irish group to stage the play last April.
    • Still, they both extended their unbeaten runs to five matches.
  • 7 [Technology/Tecnología] serie (feminine) [Publishing/Industria Editorial]
    (print run)
    tirada (feminine) a run of 20,000 copies una tirada de 20.000 ejemplares
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    • This is not too bad when the number of components is relatively small, or the production runs are relatively large.
    • We do not know what their production runs were, but this is stuff you can keep.
    • On the other hand, he says, the production runs tie up money.
  • 8 8.1 (track) pista (feminine) ski run pista de esquí 8.2 (for animals) corral (masculine)
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    • The main breeding cattery is a six- by twelve-metre enclosure, divided into runs.
    • The previous owners had two small dogs and treated this area as a dog run, so it was much flattened and stale when we moved in.
    • We have an enclosed dog run behind our garage where we usually leave the dogs when we are at work.
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    • He also learned to read various animal trails, runs, beds and feeding areas and how to track and trap them.
    • Where rabbit-proof fencing cuts across badger runs, particularly near active setts, the badgers are likely to dig under or make holes in the netting, thus allowing rabbits to cross the fence.
    • Trees should be felled away from any holes, main badger runs or obvious latrines.
  • 9 (in stocking, knitted garment) carrera (feminine)
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    • Her legs were old and worn, tiny blue and purple veins played along the backs of her knees, and stockings with runs as long as the Mississippi fell to her ankles.
    • Take all your tights (check them first for runs and holes) and put them in a lined basket.
    • Seam sealants have a wide variety of uses, including stopping hosiery runs.
  • 10 [Music/Música] carrerilla (feminine)
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    • His voice retains its evenness in all registers, and he cleanly articulates Vivaldi's most difficult runs and fioriture.
    • The first movement moves to a too-stately tread, although the 16th note runs are light enough.
    • His tone and legato playing are ravishing, and his execution of the composer's florid runs and other figurations is smooth.
  • 11 (in baseball, cricket) carrera (feminine)
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    • His first five balls resulted in eight runs scored for two wickets.
    • They went on to win by four wickets when the winning runs were scored in the 16th over.
    • But in cricket, the batsmen get the runs and bowlers get wickets.
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    • He retired with a total of 649 stolen bases and nearly 1,200 runs scored.
    • The Tigers fared far better in other categories, leading the league with 185 home runs and 671 runs scored.
    • On balance, stolen bases have very little to do with runs scored.
  • 12
    (the runs plural)
    (diarrhea) [colloquial/familiar] diarrea (feminine), cagalera (feminine) [vulgar], churrias (feminine plural) (Colombia) [colloquial/familiar] to have the runs tener* diarrea, estar* churriento (Colombia) or (Chile) churrete [colloquial/familiar], tener* cagalera (Spain/España) [vulgar]
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    • We are trying to win every game but we will continue to give as many lads a run as possible and we'll continue to experiment as much as we can.
    • As we are currently holding second place in the Eastern Centre Championship, we are hoping to have a good run at this one to see if we can overtake the current holder of this title.
    • At least that way we could pick up on points that we have learned in the first year and have a good run at developing the project further over two, three, four or five years.
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    • During the night I had a bad case of the runs.
    • I did have the runs a bit, but never anything like bleeding and I didn't think anything dramatic was wrong.
    • Another thing I always take with me is dirolyte, which is a tablet-form medicine which dissolves in water and is for replacing body vitamins when you have had the runs.

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