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run

run

 
pronunciation:
ruhn
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
run into, run out of
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part of speech: verb
inflections: runs, running, ran, run
definition 1: to make oneself go forward by moving the legs very fast.
I ran to the bus stop.
 
similar words:
dash, fly, jog, race, sprint, tear
definition 2: to try to be elected to a government office.
She is running for mayor in this year's election.
similar words:
campaign, compete
definition 3: to work or operate; function.
This car runs on electricity, not gasoline.This business has been running for fourteen years.
synonyms:
function, operate, work
similar words:
act, behave, go, handle, manage, perform
definition 4: to flow or spread.
The river runs fast.Paint is running down the wall.
synonyms:
flow, stream
similar words:
discharge, empty, move, pour, rush, spill, spread
definition 5: to move between places at planned times.
The bus to town runs every two hours.
similar words:
go, travel
definition 6: to make something function; operate.
Do you know how to run this machine?
synonyms:
drive, operate
similar words:
use, work
definition 7: to manage or keep in operation.
He ran a shoe business for twenty years.
synonyms:
manage, operate, own
similar words:
direct, handle, hold
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act of running.
He goes for a long run every morning.
phrase: run into
phrase: run out of
Word Builder: run +
  • runner1:
    a person who runs.
  • runner2:
    a long, narrow covering for a floor or table.
  • runner3:
    the long, thin metal piece on which a sled slides.
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