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Dictionary definition for: Running

1. (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"

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

3. (n) the state of being in operation; "the engine is running smoothly"

4. (n) the act of administering or being in charge of something; "he has responsibility for the running of two companies at the same time"

5. (n) the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track

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