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correr

Translation of correr in English:

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • 2 2.1 (apresurarse) 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 [familiar/colloquial] ¡corre, ponte los zapatos! hurry o/or quick, put your shoes on! no corras tanto que te equivocarás don't rush it o/or 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/or raced off again se fueron corriendo al hospital they rushed to the hospital 2.2 [familiar/colloquial] (ir, moverse) (+ complemento/+ complement) corre mucho he drives too/very fast esa moto corre mucho that motorcycle is o/or goes really fast
  • 5 5.1 [sueldo/alquiler] 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/Southern Cone) you know you can't get away with excuses like that here, you know excuses like that won't wash with me/us [familiar/colloquial] estos bonos ya no corren these vouchers are no longer valid 5.3 (venderse) correr a orpor algo to sell at o/or for sth

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • 3 3.1 (exponerse a) 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/or you risk losing it/having it stolen aquí no corres peligro you're safe here o/or you're not in any danger here 3.2 (experimentar) ambos corrieron parecida suerte they both suffered a similar fate juntos corrimos grandes aventuras we lived through o/or had great adventures together prisa
  • 6 (Chile) [familiar/colloquial] (propinar) córreles palo give them a good beating les corrió balas a todos he sprayed them all with bullets

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (correrse)

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