Definition of run a temperature or fever in English:

run a temperature (or fever)

Be suffering from a fever or high temperature.
More example sentences
  • Thirty-six hours later, with Lydia running a temperature of 41.5 degrees, suffering sickness and hallucinations, Mr and Mrs Cross again rang doctors, but were told not to worry.
  • A few minutes earlier, Marylou, running a temperature of 103, was wilting, moaning that she'd die if made to pose in the humidity of the pastel-hued pool house.
  • Osborne was fined a further $785 for transporting a horse to Redcar racecourse in June when vets had found that it was running a temperature.
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