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running

run·ning

running

 
pronunciation:
ruh nIng
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, adverb
phrases:
in the running, out of the running
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or activity of one that runs.
She took up running two years ago and now she's preparing for a marathon.
definition 2: directing or managing, as of a business.
After his heart attack, he gave over the running of the business to his brother.
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phrase: in the running
phrase: out of the running
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: flowing.
We could hear the sound of running water.
definition 2: begun or carried out while running.
The receiver made a brilliant running catch.
similar words:
active, operative
definition 3: linear.
The lumber is sold by the running foot.
definition 4: extending continuously; sustained.
She and I have had this running argument for as long as we can remember.
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part of speech: adverb
definition: in continuous sequence; consecutively.
He's been absent from work for nine days running.
synonyms:
straight