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Translation of correr in English:

verbo intransitivo

  • 2 2.1 (apresurarse) See examples: llevo todo el día corriendo de un lado para otro
    I've been rushing around all day long
    I've been on the go all day long
    ¡corre, ponte los zapatos!
    hurry o quick, put your shoes on!
    no corras tanto que te equivocarás
    don't rush it o don't do it so quickly, you'll only make mistakes
    en cuanto me enteré corrí a llamarte/a escribirle
    as soon as I heard, I rushed to call you/write to him
    vino pero se fue corriendo
    he came but he rushed off o raced off again
    se fueron corriendo al hospital
    they rushed to the hospital
    2.2 [familiar] (ir, moverse) (+ complemento) corre mucho
    he drives too/very fast
    esa moto corre mucho
    that motorcycle is o goes really fast
  • 5 5.1
    to be payable
    5.2 (ser válido)
    to be valid
    las nuevas tarifas empezarán a correr a partir de mañana
    the new rates come into effect from tomorrow
    ya sabes que esas excusas aquí no corren (Cono Sur)
    you know you can't get away with excuses like that here
    you know excuses like that won't wash with me/us
    estos bonos ya no corren
    these vouchers are no longer valid
    5.3 (venderse) See examples:correr a orpor algo
    to sell at o for something

verbo transitivo

  • 3 3.1 (exponerse a) See examples: quiero estar seguro, no quiero correr riesgos
    I want to be sure, I don't want to take any risks
    corres el riesgo de perderlo/de que te lo roben
    you run the risk of o you risk losing it/having it stolen
    aquí no corres peligro
    you're safe here o you're not in any danger here
    3.2 (experimentar) See examples: ambos corrieron parecida suerte
    they both suffered a similar fate
    juntos corrimos grandes aventuras
    we lived through o had great adventures together
  • 6 (Chile) [familiar] (propinar) See examples: córreles palo
    give them a good beating
    les corrió balas a todos
    he sprayed them all with bullets

also: correrse verbo pronominal

Example sentences
  • Basta y sobra para que por las calles corra la sangre.
  • La prescripción interrumpida comenzara a correr nuevamente desde el día de la interrupción.
  • Moure aseguró que los huasos estaban bien ansiosos por salir a correr.

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