DICTIONARY


Definition of RUN

noun : RUN

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely; "the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th"; "their first tally came in the 3rd inning" ;

  • 2. (

    ) the act of testing something; "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial" ;

  • 4. (

    ) an unbroken series of events; "had a streak of bad luck"; "Nicklaus had a run of birdies" ;

  • 5. (

    ) (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running" ;

  • 6. (

    ) a regular trip; "the ship made its run in record time" ;

  • 7. (

    ) the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; "he broke into a run"; "his daily run keeps him fit" ;

  • 8. (

    ) the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation; "the assembly line was on a 12-hour run" ;

  • 9. (

    ) unrestricted freedom to use; "he has the run of the house" ;

  • 10. (

    ) the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.); "a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint" ;

  • 15. (

    ) an unbroken chronological sequence; "the play had a long run on Broadway"; "the team enjoyed a brief run of victories" ;

  • 16. (

    ) a short trip; "take a run into town" ;

verb : RUN

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time; "Don't run;

  • 3. (

    ) stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan" ;

  • 5. (

    ) have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..." ;

  • 7. (

    ) perform as expected when applied; "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" ;

  • 8. (

    ) change or be different within limits; "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" ;

  • 9. (

    ) run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's running for treasurer this year?" ;

  • 10. (

    ) cause to emit recorded audio or video; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "I'll play you my favorite record"; "He never tires of playing that video" ;

  • 11. (

    ) move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way; "who are these people running around in the building?"; "She runs around telling everyone of her troubles"; "let the dogs run free" ;

  • 12. (

    ) have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence" ;

  • 13. (

    ) be operating, running or functioning; "The car is still running;

  • 14. (

    ) change from one state to another; "run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot" ;

  • 15. (

    ) cause to perform; "run a subject"; "run a process" ;

  • 16. (

    ) be affected by; be subjected to; "run a temperature"; "run a risk" ;

  • 18. (

    ) occur persistently; "Musical talent runs in the family" ;

  • 19. (

    ) carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine; "Run the dishwasher"; "run a new program on the Mac"; "the computer executed the instruction" ;

  • 20. (

    ) include as the content; broadcast or publicize; "We ran the ad three times"; "This paper carries a restaurant review"; "All major networks carried the press conference" ;

  • 21. (

    ) carry out; "run an errand" ;

  • 22. (

    ) pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers" ;

  • 23. (

    ) cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet" ;

  • 24. (

    ) make without a miss ;

  • 26. (

    ) cause an animal to move fast; "run the dogs" ;

  • 27. (

    ) be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run" ;

  • 28. (

    ) sail before the wind ;

  • 29. (

    ) cover by running; run a certain distance; "She ran 10 miles that day" ;

  • 30. (

    ) extend or continue for a certain period of time; "The film runs 5 hours" ;

  • 31. (

    ) set animals loose to graze ;

  • 32. (

    ) keep company; "the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring" ;

  • 33. (

    ) run with the ball; in such sports as football ;

  • 34. (

    ) travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; "Run to the store!"; "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there" ;

  • 35. (

    ) travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast" ;

  • 36. (

    ) pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods" ;

  • 37. (

    ) compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first" ;

  • 38. (

    ) progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting" ;

  • 39. (

    ) reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; "melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun" ;

  • 40. (

    ) come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were running" ;


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