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  • move at a speed faster than a walk, never having both or all the feet on the ground at the same time.
    E.g. the dog ran across the road
  • pass or cause to pass quickly in a particular direction.
    E.g. the rumour ran through the pack of photographers
  • (with reference to a liquid) flow or cause to flow.
    E.g. a small river runs into the sea at one side of the castle
  • extend or cause to extend in a particular direction.
    E.g. cobbled streets run down to a tiny harbour
  • (of a bus, train, ferry, or other form of transport) make a regular journey on a particular route.
    E.g. buses run into town every half hour
  • be in charge of; manage.
    E.g. Andrea runs her own catering business
  • be in or cause to be in operation; function or cause to function.
    E.g. the car runs on unleaded fuel
  • continue or be valid or operative for a particular period of time.
    E.g. the course ran for two days
  • stand as a candidate in an election.
  • publish or be published in a newspaper or magazine.
    E.g. the tabloid press ran the story
  • bring (goods) into a country illegally and secretly; smuggle.
    E.g. they run drugs for the cocaine cartels
  • cost (someone) (a specified amount).
    E.g. a new photocopier will run us about $1,300
  • (of a stocking or pair of tights) develop a ladder.
  • provide.
    E.g. the wait-and-see game continues until the government runs some ready cash
  • an act or spell of running.
    E.g. I usually go for a run in the morning
  • a journey accomplished or route taken by a vehicle, aircraft, or boat, especially on a regular basis.
    E.g. the London–Liverpool run
  • an opportunity or attempt to achieve something.
    E.g. their absence means the Russians will have a clear run at the title
  • a continuous spell of a particular situation or condition.
    E.g. he's had a run of bad luck
  • a widespread and sudden demand for (a commodity) or a widespread trading in (a currency).
    E.g. there's been a big run on nostalgia toys this year
  • the average or usual type of person or thing.
    E.g. the new trooper stood out from the general run of eager youth crowding to enlist
  • a sloping snow-covered course or track used for skiing, bobsleighing, or tobogganing.
    E.g. a ski run
  • an enclosed area in which domestic animals or birds may run freely in the open.
    E.g. an excellent and safe guinea pig run
  • free and unrestricted use of or access to.
    E.g. her cats were given the run of the house
  • a unit of scoring achieved by hitting the ball so that both batsmen are able to run between the wickets, or awarded in some other circumstances.
  • a vertical line of unravelled stitches in stockings or tights; a ladder.
    E.g. she had a run in her nylons
  • a downward trickle of paint or a similar substance when applied too thickly.
    E.g. varnish should be applied with care to avoid runs and an uneven surface
  • diarrhoea.
  • the after part of a ship's bottom where it rises and narrows towards the stern.

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