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Dictionary definition for: Run

1. (n) 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"

2. (v) 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"

3. (n) the act of testing something; "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately" "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"

4. (v) flee; take to one''s heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!" "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"

5. (v) 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 ex

6. (n) a race run on foot; "she broke the record for the half-mile run"

7. (v) direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"

8. (n) an unbroken series of events; "had a streak of bad luck" "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"

9. (n) (American football) a play in which a player runs with the ball; "the defensive line braced to stop the run" "the coach put great emphasis on running"

10. (v) have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows" "as the saying goes..."

11. (n) a regular trip; "the ship made its run in record time"

12. (v) move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave" "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

13. (n) the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; "he broke into a run" "his daily run keeps him fit"

14. (v) perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won''t go unless it''s plugged in" "Does this old car still run well?" "This old radio doesn''t work anymore"

15. (v) change or be different within limits; "Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion" "Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent" "The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals" "My students range from very bright to dull"

16. (n) 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"

17. (v) run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who''s running for treasurer this year?"

18. (n) unrestricted freedom to use; "he has the run of the house"

19. (v) cause to emit recorded sounds; "They ran the tapes over and over again" "Can you play my favorite record?"

20. (n) the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.) "a daily run of 100,000 gallons of paint"

21. (v) 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"

22. (n) a small stream

23. (v) have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures" "These dresses run small" "He inclined to corpulence"

24. (n) a race between candidates for elective office; "I managed his campaign for governor" "he is raising money for a Senate run"

25. (v) 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"

26. (n) a row of unravelled stitches; "she got a run in her stocking"

27. (n) the pouring forth of a fluid

28. (v) be operating, running or functioning; "The car is still running--turn it off!"

29. (n) an unbroken chronological sequence; "the play had a long run on Broadway" "the team enjoyed a brief run of victories"

30. (v) change from one state to another; "run amok" "run rogue" "run riot"

31. (n) a short trip; "take a run into town"

32. (v) cause to perform; "run a subject" "run a process"

33. (v) be affected by; be subjected to; "run a temperature" "run a risk"

34. (v) continue to exist; "These stories die hard" "The legend of Elvis endures"

35. (v) occur persistently; "Musical talent runs in the family"

36. (v) include as the content; broadcast or publicize; "We ran the ad three times" "This paper carries a restaurant review" "All major networks carried the press conference"

37. (v) carry out; "run an errand"

38. (v) guide or pass over something; "He ran his eyes over her body" "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine" "He drew her hair through his fingers"

39. (v) cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"

40. (v) make without a miss

41. (v) deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor

42. (v) cause an animal to move fast; "run the dogs"

43. (v) be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"

44. (v) sail before the wind

45. (v) cover by running; run a certain distance; "She ran 10 miles that day"

46. (v) extend or continue for a certain period of time; "The film runs 5 hours"

47. (v) set animals loose to graze

48. (v) keep company; "the heifers run with the bulls ot produce offspring"

49. (v) run with the ball; in such sports as football

50. (v) travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means; "Run to the store!" "She always runs to Italy, because she has a lover there"

51. (v) travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast"

52. (v) pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals) "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland" "The dogs are running deer" "The Duke hunted in these woods"

53. (v) compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year" "let''s race and see who gets there first"

54. (v) progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts" "run through your presentation before the meeting"

55. (v) reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating; "melt butter" "melt down gold" "The wax melted in the sun"

56. (v) come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were running"

57. (v) become undone; "the sweater unraveled"

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