Synonym: be given, black market, bleed, break away, bunk, campaign, carry, consort, course, die hard, discharge, draw, endure, escape, execute, extend, feed, flow, fly the coop, foot race, footrace, function, go, guide, head for the hills, hightail it, hunt, hunt down, incline, ladder, lam, lead, lean, melt, melt down, move, operate, outpouring, pass, persist, play, ply, political campaign, prevail, race, range, ravel, rill, rivulet, run away, run for, runnel, running, running game, running play, scarper, scat, streak, streamlet, take to the woods, tally, tend, test, track down, trial, turn tail, unravel, work. Similar words: run out, run off, trunk, run down, on the run, runner, run out of, run over. Meaning: [rʌn] n. 1. a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely 2. the act of testing something 3. a race run on foot 4. an unbroken series of events 5. (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team 6. a regular trip 7. the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace 8. the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation 9. unrestricted freedom to use 10. the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.) 11. a small stream 12. a race between candidates for elective office 13. a row of unravelled stitches 14. the pouring forth of a fluid 15. an unbroken chronological sequence 16. a short trip. v. 1. move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time 2. flee; take to one's heels; cut and run 3. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point 4. direct or control; projects, businesses, etc. 5. have a particular form 6. move along, of liquids 7. perform as expected when applied 8. change or be different within limits 9. run, stand, or compete for an office or a position 10. cause to emit recorded sounds 11. move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way 12. have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined 13. carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine 14. be operating, running or functioning 15. change from one state to another 16. cause to perform 17. be affected by; be subjected to 18. continue to exist 19. occur persistently 20. include as the content; broadcast or publicize 21. carry out 22. guide or pass over something 23. cause something to pass or lead somewhere 24. make without a miss 25. deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor 26. cause an animal to move fast 27. be diffused 28. sail before the wind 29. cover by running; run a certain distance 30. extend or continue for a certain period of time 31. set animals loose to graze 32. keep company 33. run with the ball; in such sports as football 34. travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means 35. travel a route regularly 36. pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals) 37. compete in a race 38. progress by being changed 39. reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating 40. come unraveled or undone as if by snagging 41. become undone.
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14. Still waters run deep.
17. They have run out of ideas.
18. His first instinct was to run away from danger.
19. The south side of town is pretty run down.
20. Don't hide. Run! You'll make it to tomorrow.
21. You stupid bugger! You could have run me over!
22. In hot weather lettuces can suddenly run to seed.
23. He overcame a strong temptation to run away.
24. Tell your children not to run across the street.
25. Would you run in and bring my ball?
26. When he makes a lunge at you, run.
27. I can't make this machine run properly.
28. A politician is a man who undertands government, and it takes a poiltician to run a government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead ten or fifeen years.
More similar words: run out, run off, trunk, run down, on the run, runner, run out of, run over, run into, truncated, run through, in the long run.