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runner-up the person or team that finishes a competition in second place.
running the act or activity of one that runs. [7 definitions]
running board a narrow footboard or step along the sides and below the doors of some early automobiles and other vehicles.
running fire a rapid, continuous series of shots. [2 definitions]
running head a descriptive heading or title printed at the top of every, or every other, page of a publication.
running knot a slipknot.
running light any of various lights that a ship or aircraft traveling at night must display to signal its position and movement.
running mate a candidate for a political office that is closely associated with a more important office. [2 definitions]
running start See flying start.
runny tending to flow, leak, or drip too much. [2 definitions]
runoff an additional trial, contest, or election, as to break a tie. [2 definitions]
run-of-the-mill ordinary or mediocre.
run of the mill (informal) commonplace; ordinary; basic.
run-on of or designating that which is run on or appended, as in printing or printed matter. [3 definitions]
run-on sentence in writing, two or more sentences incorrectly constructed as one.
run out to become used up; be consumed. [2 definitions]
run out of to use up the entire amount of.
run riot to move, act, or grow without control.
runt an undersized or stunted animal, esp. the smallest of a litter, as of pigs or dogs. [2 definitions]
run-through a quick review or rehearsal of a sequence of actions, such as a play, musical performance, or dance.
run up to cause to become larger.