Translation of run in Spanish:
intransitive verb present participle running past tense ran past participle run
- 1 (literally: to move fast) I had to run for the train she ran to meet themI heard the sound of running feetcorrió a su encuentroto run across the streetoí a alguien que corríashe ran back to the house for her glovescruzar la calle corriendohe ran downstairs/indoorsvolvió a la casa corriendo a buscar los guantesthey ran out into the yardbajó/entró corriendorun for your lives! to run for coversalieron al patio corriendocorrer a ponerse a cubierto
- 2 [colloquial] 2.1 (to go quickly) run and fetch me my pipeI'll have to run home and changecorre a buscarme la pipahe runs to the doctor with every little thingtendré que ir corriendo or rápido a casa a cambiarmedon't come running to me afterward if things go wrongva corriendo al médico por cualquier tontería2.2 (to go by car)luego no me vengas a mí corriendo si hay problemasI run down/over/up to Birmingham most weekendsit's the ideal car for running around town inla mayoría de los fines de semana voy a Birminghames el coche ideal para ir or (especially Latin America) andar por la ciudad
- 3 (to operate, to function) See examples:with the engine runningit runs off batteries/on gascon el motor encendido or en marcha or (in Latin America also) prendidothe talks have been running smoothlyfunciona con pilas or (especially Latin America) a pila/a gasif everything runs according to plan …las conversaciones han marchado sobre ruedasthe work is running six months behind schedulesi todo sale según lo previsto …el trabajo lleva seis meses de retrasoExample sentences
- 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.
- 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 cliffthe wagons run on tracksel camión cayó en la cuneta/se despeñó por el acantiladothe drawer runs very smoothlylos vagones corren sobre rielesshe let the line run through her handsel cajón abre y cierra muy bien4.2 (Transport) (trains, services)the trains run every half hourdejó que la cuerda se deslizara entre sus manosthis service runs only on weekdayshay trenes cada media horaeste servicio funciona solamente los fines de semanaExample sentences4.3 (Nautical)to run aground the frigate ran back into port
to run before the windla fragata volvió a puertonavegar con viento en popa
- 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.
- 5 (to travel) See examples: our thoughts were running along o on the same linesthe news ran through the buildingnuestros pensamientos iban por el mismo caminoa shiver ran down my spinela noticia corrió or se extendió por el edificiohis finger ran down the listme dio un escalofríorecorrió la lista con el dedo
- 6 (to extend) 6.1 (in space) See examples:the streets run parallel to each otherthe balcony runs the length of the buildinglas calles corren paralelasthe path runs across the field/around the lakeel balcón se extiende de un extremo al otro del edificiothe crack runs from top to bottomel sendero atraviesa el campo/bordea el lagothe lane runs into the main streetla grieta va de arriba abajothis idea runs through the whole bookel callejón da or sale a la calle principalthe cable runs undergroundesta idea se repite or está presente a lo largo del libro6.2 (in time) See examples: the film runs for 95 minutesel cable va bajo tierrathe show will run for 10 weeksla película dura 95 minutosto run and runthis one will run and runel espectáculo estará en cartel 10 semanasthe treaty has a year left to runeste va a ser el cuento de nunca acabarthe contract runs for a yearal tratado le queda un año de validezshe received two eight-year sentences to run concurrently/consecutivelyel contrato es válido por un año or vence al cabo de un añole impusieron dos condenas de ocho años cada una, que se cumplirán simultáneamente/sucesivamenteExample sentences
- 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.
- 7 (of stories, sequences) how did that line run?I can't remember how the chorus runs¿cómo decía or era esa línea?the argument runs as followsno me acuerdo de qué dice el estribillothe sentence runs more smoothly if …el argumento es el siguientela frase queda or suena mejor si …Example sentences
- 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)(drip)drops of sweat ran down his faceshe let the sand run through her fingersle corrían gotas de sudor por la carathe water ran hot/colddejó correr la arena por entre los dedosthe river runs through the town/into the seaempezó a salir agua caliente/fríathe tide is running outel río pasa por la ciudad/desemboca en el marshe left the water runningestá bajando la mareamy nose is runningdejó la llave abierta or (Spain) el grifo abierto or (River Plate area) la canilla abierta or (Peru) el caño abiertohis face was running with perspirationme gotea la narizthe streets ran with bloodtenía la cara bañada en sudor8.2 (to pass) the rope runs over this pulleycorrían ríos de sangre por las callesla cuerda pasa por esta poleaExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)will this shirt run in the wash?despintarse (Mexico)these colors will not run¿esta camisa desteñirá or (Mexico) se despintará al lavarla?estos colores son inalterables or no destiñenExample sentences
- Her black mascara was running and she knew she looked horrible.
- 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) See examples: feelings are running high inflation is running at 4%earnings are running behind inflationla tasa de inflación es del 4%it runs in the familylos sueldos no se están manteniendo al nivel de la inflaciónthe true cause runs deeperes de familiathe problem runs deeperla verdadera causa es más profunda→ water 1 1 10.2 (to become + adj) see→ dry 1 1 3, → low1 1 3, → short 2 2to runel problema tiene raíces más profundas
tosomething see→ fat 2 2, → seed 1 1 2Example sentences
- 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)he is running for Governor againpresentarsepostularse (Latin America)will you be running as a candidate in the elections?se va a volver a presentar or (in Latin America also) a postular como candidato a Gobernadorshe'll be running against two other candidates¿se va a presentar or (in Latin America also) a postular como candidato a las elecciones?he's running on an ecology ticketse enfrentará a otros dos candidatosse presenta con una plataforma ecologistaExample sentences
- 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)12.2 (to hunt)(wolves)Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
transitive verb present participle running past tense ran past participle run
- 1 1.1(race/marathon)she runs five miles every daytomar parte ento run errandscorre cinco millas todos los días1.2 (to chase) See examples: to run somebody closehacer recados or (especially Latin America) mandadosthe Green candidate ran them a close thirdseguir a alguien de cercair pisándole los talones a alguienthey were run out of townel candidato de los verdes quedó en tercer lugar a muy poca distancia de elloslos hicieron salir del pueblolos corrieron del pueblo (Latin America) [colloquial]
- 2 (to drive, to transport) (person) [colloquial]I'll run you home/to the airporthe ran the truck into the ditchte llevo a casa/al aeropuertoto run a ship agroundse metió con el camión en la cunetahacer encallar un barcoExample sentences
- 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) run your fingers across the surface/the vacuum cleaner over the rughe ran his fingers absent-mindedly through his beardpasa la mano por la superficie/la aspiradora por la alfombrashe ran her finger down the listse mesaba distraídamente la barbarun a comb through your hairrecorrió la lista con el dedopásate un peine (por el pelo)Example sentences
- 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)Example sentences
- 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.
- 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) she runs her own publishing businessa family-run businessdirige or lleva or tiene su propia editorialthe state-run television networkun negocio familiarthe company runs a pension plan for its employeesla cadena de televisión estatal or del Estadowho's running this business?la empresa tiene un plan de pensión para los empleadoswe need someone to run the financial side of the business¿aquí quién es el que manda?I can run my own lifenecesitamos alguien que se encargue or se ocupe del aspecto financiero del negociohe ran 15 agentssoy capaz de tomar mis propias decisionestenía a 15 agentes bajo su mando or a su cargoExample sentences
- 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.
- 7 (Transport)(flight)we run regular buses to the airportseveral companies run daily flights to Hong Kongtenemos un servicio regular de autobuses al aeropuertothey run extra trains on Saturdaysvarias compañías tienen vuelos diarios a Hong Konglos sábados ponen más trenes
- 8 (to maintain, to have) she runs her own carI can't afford to run a carella tiene su propio cocheit's very cheap to runno puedo mantener un cochethey run a permanent trade deficit with the EUes muy económicotienen un déficit permanente en la balanza de pagos con la UE
- 9 (to operate)(engine)(program) it's not worth running the washing machinehacer funcionaryou can also run the hairdryer off batteriesno vale la pena poner la lavadorael secador también funciona con pilas or (especially Latin America) a pilaExample sentences
- 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.
- 11 (to cause to flow) See examples: run some hot water over itto run a bathéchale agua calienteto run something under the tap (British English)preparar un bañohacer correr agua sobre algo
- 12 12.1 (to smuggle) 12.2 (to get past)(blockade)to run a (red) light (American English)saltarse un semáforo (en rojo)pasarse un alto (Mexico)Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 1 (on foot) See examples: she goes for a short run every dayhe does everything at a runtodos los días sale a correr un poco or a hacer un poco de footingto break into a runtodo lo hace (deprisa y) corriendo or a la(s) carrera(s)on the runI usually grab a cup of coffee on the runechar a correrthe children keep her on the run all daypor lo general me tomo un café a la(s) carrera(s) or (deprisa y) corriendoafter seven years on the run (from the law)los niños la tienen todo el día en danzato have somebody on the rundespués de estar siete años huyendo de la justiciadespués de siete años como fugitivoto give somebody a (good) run for her/his moneytener dominado a alguiento have a good run for one's moneyhe was champion for six years, he had a good run for his moneyhacerle sudar tinta a alguienshe lived to 91, she had a good run for her moneyfue campeón durante seis años, no se puede quejarto have the run of somethingvivió hasta los 91, que no es moco de pavowe were given the run of the housetener libre acceso a algotener algo a su ( or mi etc) entera disposiciónto make a run for itpusieron la casa a nuestra entera disposiciónescaparse
- 2 2.1 (trip, outing) let's go for a run in the car2.2 (journey) See examples: the outward runvamos a dar una vuelta en cochethe London to Edinburgh run is the most profitableel trayecto or viaje de idait's only a short/10-mile runla línea que va de Londres a Edimburgo es la más rentableit's no more than a day's runestá muy cerca/solo a 10 millas2.3 (Aviation)no hay más de un día de caminoExample sentences
- 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?
- 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) See examples: a run of good/bad lucka run of coincidencesuna racha de buena/mala suerteuna buena/mala racha3.2 (period of time) See examples: in the long run in the short rununa serie de coincidenciasa corto plazo
- 4 (tendency, direction) the run of opinionout of the common runla corriente de opiniónthe run of the tide/currentfuera de lo corriente or comúnin the normal run of eventsla dirección de la marea/corrienteen el curso normal de los acontecimientosExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 5 (heavy demand)run
onsomethingthere's been a run on these watchesa run on sterlingestos relojes han estado muy solicitados or han tenido mucha demandaa run on the banksuna fuerte presión sobre la libraun pánico bancarioExample sentences
- 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, Theater) the London/Broadway runthe longest run in theatrical historyla temporada en Londres/Broadway6.2 (Computing)la más larga permanencia en cartel en la historia del teatroExample sentences
- 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)Example sentences
- 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.
- 9 9.1 (track) 9.2 (for animals)Example sentences
- 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.
- 10 (in stocking, knitted garment)Example sentences
- 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.
- 11 (Music)Example sentences
- 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.
- 12 (in baseball, cricket)Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 13also: the runs plural(diarrhea) [colloquial] to have the runstener diarreaestar churriento (Colombia) or (Chile) churrete [colloquial]tener cagalera (Spain) [vulgar]Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- → run around 1
- 1.1 (meet)
- 1.1 (pursue) See examples: he went running after her
- 1.1 (play, busy oneself) See examples: the children are running around in the garden
- 1.1 (attack)
- 1 (escape) he threw the stone and ran away
- 1 1.1
- 1.1 (rewind)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (exhaust) (battery) (Cars)
- 1.1 (collide with)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (produce)
- → run away with 2 1, → run away with 2 2
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (continue running)
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (exhaust supplies) See examples: I went to make some tea, but I found we'd run out
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (knock down)
- 1verb + preposition + object 1.1 (rehearse) 1.2→ run over 3 1.3 (money) (use up)
- 1.1 (amount to) See examples: the report runs to 614 pages
- 1verb + adverb + object 1.1 (build up)
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