run

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  • They ran into the island on the way, but it had no water.
  • A vice president can run for president after four years out of office.
  • The present building is a large three-story house running north-south.
  • There is a major power line running east-west through the park.
  • Many players use what is referred to as a run-up during their drive.
  • Approximately the first miles run north-south and the remaining east-west.
  • They search for food running along the ground or through the trees.
  • The village street runs north-west to south-east through the parish.
  • In high school, he played football and baseball and ran track and field.
  • She remained with the series for its entire five-year run.
  • It also runs morning and evening classes in the schools of art.
  • There he received a basic education and proper training for long-distance running.
  • She spent most of the following two years on training runs and ordinary duty.
  • In addition, the cost of running a large empire became too great.
  • He competed in a variety of middle distance and long-distance running events.
  • Grand National released a total of one hundred films in its three-year run.
  • The second came on a one-yard run in the third quarter.
  • During the program's five-year run he wrote and directed numerous episodes.
  • The format of the comic changed several times during its seven-year run.
  • It is approximately running east-west and from north to south.
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Meaning of run

  • noun A score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th, their first tally came in the 3rd inning
  • noun (american football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
    the defensive line braced to stop the run, the coach put great emphasis on running
  • noun A regular trip
    the ship made its run in record time
  • noun The act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
    he broke into a run, his daily run keeps him fit
  • noun The continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation
    the assembly line was on a 12-hour run
  • noun Unrestricted freedom to use
    he has the run of the house
  • noun The production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.)
    a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint
  • noun A row of unravelled stitches
    she got a run in her stocking
  • noun An unbroken chronological sequence
    the play had a long run on Broadway, the team enjoyed a brief run of victories
  • noun A short trip
    take a run into town
  • verb Move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time
    Don't run--you'll be out of breath, The children ran to the store
  • verb Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    Service runs all the way to Cranbury, His knowledge doesn't go very far, My memory extends back to my fourth year of life, The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets
  • verb Have a particular form
    the story or argument runs as follows, as the saying goes...
  • verb Move along, of liquids
    Water flowed into the cave, the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi
  • verb Move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way
    who are these people running around in the building?, She runs around telling everyone of her troubles, let the dogs run free
  • verb Be operating, running or functioning
    The car is still running--turn it off!
  • verb Change from one state to another
    run amok, run rogue, run riot
  • verb Cause to perform
    run a subject, run a process
  • verb Be affected by; be subjected to
    run a temperature, run a risk
  • verb Occur persistently
    Musical talent runs in the family
  • verb Carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine
    Run the dishwasher, run a new program on the Mac, the computer executed the instruction
  • verb Carry out
    run an errand
  • verb Cause something to pass or lead somewhere
    Run the wire behind the cabinet
  • verb Make without a miss
  • verb Deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
  • verb Cause an animal to move fast
    run the dogs
  • verb Be diffused
    These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run
  • verb Sail before the wind
  • verb Cover by running; run a certain distance
    She ran 10 miles that day
  • verb Extend or continue for a certain period of time
    The film runs 5 hours
  • verb Set animals loose to graze
  • verb Keep company
    the heifers run with the bulls to produce offspring
  • verb Run with the ball; in such sports as football
  • verb Travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means
    Run to the store!, She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there
  • verb Become undone
    the sweater unraveled