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run away to secretly leave a place where one is staying because of feeling unhappy or unsafe (usu. fol. by "from"). [3 definitions]
runback in football, the act of running with the ball toward the opposing team's goal line after receiving a kickoff or punt.
runcible spoon a spoonlike fork having two straight tines and a third curved tine, used to serve pickles, hors d'oeuvres, or the like.
rundown a review or summary of the main points of something. [2 definitions]
run-down in poor physical condition or health. [4 definitions]
run down to hit and seriously injure (a person) while driving one's vehicle, or to hit and knock over (a standing object) with one's vehicle. [6 definitions]
rune1 any character of the early Germanic alphabets, esp. those used by Scandinavians and Anglo-Saxons. [2 definitions]
rune2 a Finnish poem, song, or canto.
run foul of to come into collision, conflict, or entanglement with.
rung1 past tense and past participle of ring2.
rung2 a horizontal crossbar, usu. rounded and usu. one of several, braced between two vertical members, as on a ladder or between the legs of a chair.
runic1 consisting of or written using runes. [2 definitions]
runic2 pertaining to a class of ancient Scandinavian poetry or literature.
run-in (informal) a clash or quarrel. [2 definitions]
run into to meet (someone) without planning to. [2 definitions]
runless combined form of run.
runlet a tiny and usu. intermittent stream; rivulet.
run low to become nearly used up. [2 definitions]
runnel a small stream; rivulet. [2 definitions]
runner someone or something that runs, esp. in races. [7 definitions]
runner-up the person or team that finishes a competition in second place.