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  1. [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"
    Synonyms: tally

  2. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: test, trial

  3. [noun] a race run on foot; "she broke the record for the half-mile run"
    Synonyms: footrace, foot race

  4. [noun] an unbroken series of events; "had a streak of bad luck"; "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"
    Synonyms: streak

  5. [noun] (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"
    Synonyms: ning, ning play, ning game

  6. [noun] a regular trip; "the ship made its run in record time"

  7. [noun] the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace; "he broke into a run"; "his daily run keeps him fit"
    Synonyms: ning

  8. [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"

  9. [noun] unrestricted freedom to use; "he has the run of the house"

  10. [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"

  11. [noun] a small stream
    Synonyms: rivulet, rill, nel, streamlet

  12. [noun] a race between candidates for elective office; "I managed his campaign for governor"; "he is raising money for a Senate run"
    Synonyms: political campaign, campaign

  13. [noun] a row of unravelled stitches; "she got a run in her stocking"
    Synonyms: ladder, ravel

  14. [noun] the pouring forth of a fluid
    Synonyms: discharge, outpouring

  15. [noun] an unbroken chronological sequence; "the play had a long run on Broadway"; "the team enjoyed a brief run of victories"

  16. [noun] a short trip; "take a run into town"

  17. [verb] move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time; "Don't run

  18. [verb] flee; take to one's heels; cut and run; "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"
    Synonyms: scarper, turn tail, lam, away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away

  19. [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"
    Synonyms: go, pass, lead, extend

  20. [verb] direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.; "She is running a relief operation in the Sudan"
    Synonyms: operate

  21. [verb] have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..."
    Synonyms: go

  22. [verb] move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"
    Synonyms: flow, feed, course

  23. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: function, work, operate, go

  24. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: range

  25. [verb] run, stand, or compete for an office or a position; "Who's running for treasurer this year?"
    Synonyms: campaign

  26. [verb] cause to emit recorded sounds; "They ran the tapes over and over again"; "Can you play my favorite record?"
    Synonyms: play

  27. [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"

  28. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: tend, be given, lean, incline

  29. [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"
    Synonyms: execute

  30. [verb] be operating, running or functioning; "The car is still running

  31. [verb] change from one state to another; "run amok"; "run rogue"; "run riot"

  32. [verb] cause to perform; "run a subject"; "run a process"

  33. [verb] be affected by; be subjected to; "run a temperature"; "run a risk"

  34. [verb] continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
    Synonyms: prevail, persist, die hard, endure

  35. [verb] occur persistently; "Musical talent runs in the family"

  36. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: carry

  37. [verb] carry out; "run an errand"

  38. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: guide, draw, pass

  39. [verb] cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
    Synonyms: lead

  40. [verb] make without a miss

  41. [verb] deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor
    Synonyms: black market

  42. [verb] cause an animal to move fast; "run the dogs"

  43. [verb] be diffused; "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"
    Synonyms: bleed

  44. [verb] sail before the wind

  45. [verb] cover by running; run a certain distance; "She ran 10 miles that day"

  46. [verb] extend or continue for a certain period of time; "The film runs 5 hours"
    Synonyms: for

  47. [verb] set animals loose to graze

  48. [verb] keep company; "the heifers run with the bulls ot produce offspring"
    Synonyms: consort

  49. [verb] run with the ball; in such sports as football

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

  51. [verb] travel a route regularly; "Ships ply the waters near the coast"
    Synonyms: ply

  52. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: hunt, hunt down, track down

  53. [verb] compete in a race; "he is running the Marathon this year"; "let's race and see who gets there first"
    Synonyms: race

  54. [verb] progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting"
    Synonyms: move, go

  55. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: melt, melt down

  56. [verb] come unraveled or undone as if by snagging; "Her nylons were running"
    Synonyms: ladder

  57. [verb] become undone; "the sweater unraveled"
    Synonyms: unravel


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