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Meaning of word run from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

run (noun)

Meaning : A score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely.

Example : The Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th.
Their first tally came in the 3rd inning.

Synonyms : tally

Meaning : The act of testing something.

Example : In the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately.
He called each flip of the coin a new trial.

Synonyms : test, trial

Meaning : A race run on foot.

Example : She broke the record for the half-mile run.

Synonyms : foot race, footrace

Meaning : An unbroken series of events.

Example : Had a streak of bad luck.
Nicklaus had a run of birdies.

Synonyms : streak

Meaning : (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team.

Example : The defensive line braced to stop the run.
The coach put great emphasis on running.

Synonyms : running, running game, running play

Meaning : A regular trip.

Example : The ship made its run in record time.

Meaning : The act of running. Traveling on foot at a fast pace.

Example : He broke into a run.
His daily run keeps him fit.

Synonyms : running

Meaning : The continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation.

Example : The assembly line was on a 12-hour run.

Meaning : Unrestricted freedom to use.

Example : He has the run of the house.

Meaning : The production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.).

Example : A daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint.

Meaning : A small stream.

Synonyms : rill, rivulet, runnel, streamlet

Meaning : A race between candidates for elective office.

Example : I managed his campaign for governor.
He is raising money for a Senate run.

Synonyms : campaign, political campaign

Meaning : A row of unravelled stitches.

Example : She got a run in her stocking.

Synonyms : ladder, ravel

Meaning : The pouring forth of a fluid.

Synonyms : discharge, outpouring

Meaning : An unbroken chronological sequence.

Example : The play had a long run on Broadway.
The team enjoyed a brief run of victories.

Meaning : A short trip.

Example : Take a run into town.

run (verb)

Meaning : Move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time.

Example : Don't run--you'll be out of breath.
The children ran to the store.

Meaning : Flee. Take to one's heels. Cut and run.

Example : If you see this man, run!.
The burglars escaped before the police showed up.

Synonyms : break away, bunk, escape, fly the coop, head for the hills, hightail it, lam, run away, scarper, scat, take to the woods, turn tail

Meaning : Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope. Run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point.

Example : Service runs all the way to Cranbury.
His knowledge doesn't go very far.
My memory extends back to my fourth year of life.
The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets.

Synonyms : extend, go, lead, pass

Meaning : Direct or control. Projects, businesses, etc..

Example : She is running a relief operation in the Sudan.

Synonyms : operate

Meaning : Have a particular form.

Example : The story or argument runs as follows.
As the saying goes....

Synonyms : go

Meaning : Move along, of liquids.

Example : Water flowed into the cave.
The Missouri feeds into the Mississippi.

Synonyms : course, feed, flow

Meaning : Perform as expected when applied.

Example : The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in.
Does this old car still run well?.
This old radio doesn't work anymore.

Synonyms : function, go, operate, work

Meaning : Change or be different within limits.

Example : Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion.
Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent.
The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals.
My students range from very bright to dull.

Synonyms : range

Meaning : Run, stand, or compete for an office or a position.

Example : Who's running for treasurer this year?.

Synonyms : campaign

Meaning : Cause to emit recorded audio or video.

Example : They ran the tapes over and over again.
I'll play you my favorite record.
He never tires of playing that video.

Synonyms : play

Meaning : Move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way.

Example : Who are these people running around in the building?.
She runs around telling everyone of her troubles.
Let the dogs run free.

Meaning : Have a tendency or disposition to do or be something. Be inclined.

Example : She tends to be nervous before her lectures.
These dresses run small.
He inclined to corpulence.

Synonyms : be given, incline, lean, tend

Meaning : Be operating, running or functioning.

Example : The car is still running--turn it off!.

Meaning : Change from one state to another.

Example : Run amok.
Run rogue.
Run riot.

Meaning : Cause to perform.

Example : Run a subject.
Run a process.

Meaning : Be affected by. Be subjected to.

Example : Run a temperature.
Run a risk.

Meaning : Continue to exist.

Example : These stories die hard.
The legend of Elvis endures.

Synonyms : die hard, endure, persist, prevail

Meaning : Occur persistently.

Example : Musical talent runs in the family.

Meaning : Carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine.

Example : Run the dishwasher.
Run a new program on the Mac.
The computer executed the instruction.

Synonyms : execute

Meaning : Include as the content. Broadcast or publicize.

Example : We ran the ad three times.
This paper carries a restaurant review.
All major networks carried the press conference.

Synonyms : carry

Meaning : Carry out.

Example : Run an errand.

Meaning : Pass over, across, or through.

Example : He ran his eyes over her body.
She ran her fingers along the carved figurine.
He drew her hair through his fingers.

Synonyms : draw, guide, pass

Meaning : Cause something to pass or lead somewhere.

Example : Run the wire behind the cabinet.

Synonyms : lead

Meaning : Make without a miss.

Meaning : Deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor.

Synonyms : black market

Meaning : Cause an animal to move fast.

Example : Run the dogs.

Meaning : Be diffused.

Example : These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run.

Synonyms : bleed

Meaning : Sail before the wind.

Meaning : Cover by running. Run a certain distance.

Example : She ran 10 miles that day.

Meaning : Extend or continue for a certain period of time.

Example : The film runs 5 hours.

Synonyms : run for

Meaning : Set animals loose to graze.

Meaning : Keep company.

Example : The heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring.

Synonyms : consort

Meaning : Run with the ball. In such sports as football.

Meaning : Travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means.

Example : Run to the store!.
She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there.

Meaning : Travel a route regularly.

Example : Ships ply the waters near the coast.

Synonyms : ply

Meaning : Pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals).

Example : Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland.
The dogs are running deer.
The Duke hunted in these woods.

Synonyms : hunt, hunt down, track down

Meaning : Compete in a race.

Example : He is running the Marathon this year.
Let's race and see who gets there first.

Synonyms : race

Meaning : Progress by being changed.

Example : The speech has to go through several more drafts.
Run through your presentation before the meeting.

Synonyms : go, move

Meaning : Reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating.

Example : Melt butter.
Melt down gold.
The wax melted in the sun.

Synonyms : melt, melt down

Meaning : Come unraveled or undone as if by snagging.

Example : Her nylons were running.

Synonyms : ladder

Meaning : Become undone.

Example : The sweater unraveled.

Synonyms : unravel