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'run' - used as a noun
Synonyms for 'run'
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
2. the act of testing something
3. a race run on foot
she broke the record for the half-mile run
4. an unbroken series of events
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
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
11. a small stream
12. a race between candidates for elective office
he is raising money for a Senate run
13. a row of unravelled stitches
she got a run in her stocking
14. the pouring forth of a fluid
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

'run' - used as a verb
17. move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time
Don't run--you'll be out of breath
The children ran to the store
18. flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
If you see this man, run!
19. 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
20. direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
She is running a relief operation in the Sudan
21. have a particular form
the story or argument runs as follows
22. move along, of liquids
23. perform as expected when applied
Does this old car still run well?
24. change or be different within limits
Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent
25. run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
Who's running for treasurer this year?
26. cause to emit recorded sounds
They ran the tapes over and over again
27. 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
28. have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
These dresses run small
29. carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
Run the dishwasher
run a new program on the Mac
30. be operating, running or functioning
The car is still running--turn it off!
31. change from one state to another
run amok
run rogue
run riot
32. cause to perform
run a subject
run a process
33. be affected by; be subjected to
run a temperature
run a risk
34. continue to exist
35. occur persistently
Musical talent runs in the family
36. include as the content; broadcast or publicize
We ran the ad three times
37. carry out
run an errand
38. guide or pass over something
He ran his eyes over her body
She ran her fingers along the carved figurine
39. cause something to pass or lead somewhere
Run the wire behind the cabinet
40. make without a miss
41. deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
42. cause an animal to move fast
run the dogs
43. be diffused
These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run
44. sail before the wind
45. cover by running; run a certain distance
She ran 10 miles that day
46. extend or continue for a certain period of time
The film runs 5 hours
47. set animals loose to graze
48. keep company
the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring
49. run with the ball; in such sports as football
50. travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
Run to the store!
She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there
51. travel a route regularly
52. pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
The dogs are running deer
53. compete in a race
he is running the Marathon this year
54. progress by being changed
run through your presentation before the meeting
55. reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
56. come unraveled or undone as if by snagging
Her nylons were running
57. become undone

derived forms
1. Run / Plural
2. Run / Past
3. Run / Third Person
4. Run / Present Participle
5. Run / Past Participle
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