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run

adjective (a)

  • Melted, or made from molten material; cast in a mold; as, run butter; run iron or lead. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely (noun.act)
    Synonym: tally
    Example:
    The Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of testing something (noun.act)
    Synonym: test, trial
    source: wordnet30
  • a race run on foot (noun.event)
    Synonym: foot race, footrace
    Example:
    She broke the record for the half-mile run.
    source: wordnet30
  • an unbroken series of events (noun.group)
    Synonym: streak
    Example:
    Nicklaus had a run of birdies.
    source: wordnet30
  • (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team (noun.act)
    Example:
    The defensive line braced to stop the run.
    The coach put great emphasis on running.
    source: wordnet30
  • a regular trip (noun.act)
    Example:
    The ship made its run in record time.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace (noun.act)
    Synonym: running
    Example:
    He broke into a run.
    His daily run keeps him fit.
    source: wordnet30
  • the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation (noun.time)
    Example:
    The assembly line was on a 12-hour run.
    source: wordnet30
  • unrestricted freedom to use (noun.state)
    Example:
    He has the run of the house.
    source: wordnet30
  • the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.) (noun.quantity)
    Example:
    A daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint.
    source: wordnet30
  • a small stream (noun.object)
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  • a race between candidates for elective office (noun.event)
    Example:
    He is raising money for a Senate run.
    source: wordnet30
  • a row of unravelled stitches (noun.event)
    Synonym: ladder, ravel
    Example:
    She got a run in her stocking.
    source: wordnet30
  • the pouring forth of a fluid (noun.event)
    source: wordnet30
  • an unbroken chronological sequence (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    The play had a long run on Broadway.
    The team enjoyed a brief run of victories.
    source: wordnet30
  • a short trip (noun.act)
    Example:
    Take a run into town.
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of running; as, a long run; a good run; a quick run; to go on the run. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A number of cards of the same suit in sequence; as, a run of four in hearts. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Don't run--you'll be out of breath.
    source: wordnet30
  • flee; take to one's heels; cut and run (verb.motion)
    Example:
    If you see this man, run!.
    source: wordnet30
  • stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point (verb.stative)
    Synonym: extend, go, lead, pass
    Example:
    Service runs all the way to Cranbury.
    source: wordnet30
  • direct or control; projects, businesses, etc. (verb.social)
    Synonym: operate
    Example:
    She is running a relief operation in the Sudan.
    source: wordnet30
  • have a particular form (verb.stative)
    Synonym: go
    Example:
    The story or argument runs as follows.
    source: wordnet30
  • move along, of liquids (verb.motion)
    Synonym: course, feed, flow
    source: wordnet30
  • perform as expected when applied (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Does this old car still run well?.
    source: wordnet30
  • change or be different within limits (verb.stative)
    Synonym: range
    Example:
    Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent.
    source: wordnet30
  • run, stand, or compete for an office or a position (verb.competition)
    Synonym: campaign
    Example:
    Who's running for treasurer this year?.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to emit recorded audio or video (verb.creation)
    Synonym: play
    source: wordnet30
  • move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Who are these people running around in the building?.
    She runs around telling everyone of her troubles.
    Let the dogs run free.
    source: wordnet30
  • have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined (verb.stative)
    Synonym: be given, incline, lean, tend
    Example:
    These dresses run small.
    source: wordnet30
  • be operating, running or functioning (verb.contact)
    Antonym: idle, tick over
    Example:
    The car is still running--turn it off!.
    source: wordnet30
  • change from one state to another (verb.change)
    Example:
    Run amok.
    Run rogue.
    Run riot.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to perform (verb.change)
    Example:
    Run a subject.
    Run a process.
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  • be affected by; be subjected to (verb.stative)
    Example:
    Run a temperature.
    Run a risk.
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  • continue to exist (verb.stative)
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  • occur persistently (verb.stative)
    Example:
    Musical talent runs in the family.
    source: wordnet30
  • carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine (verb.social)
    Synonym: execute
    Example:
    Run the dishwasher.
    Run a new program on the Mac.
    source: wordnet30
  • include as the content; broadcast or publicize (verb.creation)
    Synonym: carry
    source: wordnet30
  • carry out (verb.creation)
    Synonym: take
    Example:
    Run an errand.
    source: wordnet30
  • pass over, across, or through (verb.contact)
    Synonym: draw, guide, pass
    source: wordnet30
  • cause something to pass or lead somewhere (verb.stative)
    Synonym: lead
    Example:
    Run the wire behind the cabinet.
    source: wordnet30
  • make without a miss (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor (verb.possession)
    Synonym: black market
    source: wordnet30
  • cause an animal to move fast (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Run the dogs.
    source: wordnet30
  • be diffused (verb.motion)
    Synonym: bleed
    Example:
    These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run.
    source: wordnet30
  • sail before the wind (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • cover by running; run a certain distance (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • extend or continue for a certain period of time (verb.stative)
    Synonym: run for
    Example:
    The film runs 5 hours.
    source: wordnet30
  • set animals loose to graze (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • keep company (verb.motion)
    Synonym: consort
    Example:
    The heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring.
    source: wordnet30
  • run with the ball; in such sports as football (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Run to the store!.
    She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there.
    source: wordnet30
  • travel a route regularly (verb.motion)
    Synonym: ply
    source: wordnet30
  • pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals) (verb.competition)
    Example:
    The dogs are running deer.
    source: wordnet30
  • compete in a race (verb.competition)
    Synonym: race
    Example:
    He is running the Marathon this year.
    source: wordnet30
  • progress by being changed (verb.change)
    Synonym: go, move
    Example:
    Run through your presentation before the meeting.
    source: wordnet30
  • reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating (verb.change)
    Synonym: melt, melt down
    source: wordnet30
  • come unraveled or undone as if by snagging (verb.change)
    Synonym: ladder
    Example:
    Her nylons were running.
    source: wordnet30
  • become undone (verb.change)
    Synonym: unravel
    source: wordnet30
  • To move, proceed, advance, pass, go, come, etc., swiftly, smoothly, or with quick action; -- said of things animate or inanimate. Hence, to flow, glide, or roll onward, as a stream, a snake, a wagon, etc.; to move by quicker action than in walking, as a person, a horse, a dog. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To cause to run (in the various senses of Run, v. i.); as, to run a horse; to run a stage; to run a machine; to run a rope through a block. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To strike (the ball) in such a way as to cause it to run along the ground, as when approaching a hole. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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