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Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 77
1. To go swiftly; to pass at a swift pace; to hasten.
3. To steal off; to depart secretly.
4. To contend in a race; hence, to enter into a contest; to become a candidate; as, to run for Congress.
5. To exert continuous activity; to proceed; as, to run through life; to run in a circle.
7. To creep, as serpents.
8. To flow, as a liquid; to ascend or descend; to course; as, rivers run to the sea; sap runs up in the spring; her blood ran cold.
9. To proceed along a surface; to extend; to spread.
11. To turn, as a wheel; to revolve on an axis or pivot; as, a wheel runs swiftly round.
12. To travel; to make progress; to be moved by mechanical means; to go; as, the steamboat runs regularly to Albany; the train runs to Chicago.
13. To extend; to reach; as, the road runs from Philadelphia to New York; the memory of man runneth not to the contrary.
15. To make progress; to proceed; to pass.
16. To continue in operation; to be kept in action or motion; as, this engine runs night and day; the mill runs six days in the week.
17. To have a course or direction; as, a line runs east and west.
18. To be in form thus, as a combination of words.
19. To be popularly known; to be generally received.
20. To have growth or development; as, boys and girls run up rapidly.
21. To tend, as to an effect or consequence; to incline.
22. To spread and blend together; to unite; as, colors run in washing.
23. To have a legal course; to be attached; to continue in force, effect, or operation; to follow; to go in company; as, certain covenants run with the land.
24. To continue without falling due; to hold good; as, a note has thirty days to run.
25. To discharge pus or other matter; as, an ulcer runs.
26. To be played on the stage a number of successive days or nights; as, the piece ran for six months.
27. Specifically, of a horse: To move rapidly in a gait in which each leg acts in turn as a propeller and a supporter, and in which for an instant all the limbs are gathered in the air under the body.
29. Smuggled; as, run goods.
30. To pass from one state or condition to another; to come into a certain condition; - often with in or into; as, to run into evil practices; to run in debt.
31. To discuss; to continue to think or speak about something; - with on.
32. To make numerous drafts or demands for payment, as upon a bank; - with on.
34. To move rapidly by springing steps so that there is an instant in each step when neither foot touches the ground; - so distinguished from walking in athletic competition.
Part of Speech: imperfect
1. of Run
Part of Speech: noun
1. A small stream.
2. A number of cards of the same suit in sequence; as, a run of four in hearts.
3. The movement communicated to a golf ball by running.
4. The distance a ball travels after touching the ground from a stroke.
5. The act of running; as, a long run; a good run; a quick run; to go on the run.
6. A small stream; a brook; a creek.
8. A course; a series; that which continues in a certain course or series; as, a run of good or bad luck.
9. State of being current; currency; popularity.
10. A continuing urgent demand; especially, a pressure on a bank or treasury for payment of its notes.
13. The distance sailed by a ship; as, a good run; a run of fifty miles.
14. A voyage; as, a run to China.
15. A pleasure excursion; a trip.
17. A roulade, or series of running tones.
18. The greatest degree of swiftness in marching. It is executed upon the same principles as the double- quick, but with greater speed.
20. A pair or set of millstones.
21. Continued repetition on the stage; - said of a play; as, to have a run of a hundred successive nights.
23. 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.
Part of Speech: past participle
1. Run.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To pursue in thought; to carry in contemplation.
2. To cause to enter; to thrust; as, to run a sword into or through the body; to run a nail into the foot.
4. To fuse; to shape; to mold; to cast; as, to run bullets, and the like.
7. To cause to stand as a candidate for office; to support for office; as, to run some one for Congress.
8. To encounter or incur, as a danger or risk; as, to run the risk of losing one's life. See To run the chances, below.
11. To be charged with, or to contain much of, while flowing; as, the rivers ran blood.
12. To conduct; to manage; to carry on; as, to run a factory or a hotel.
13. To tease with sarcasms and ridicule.
15. To cause to pass, or evade, offical restrictions; to smuggle; - said of contraband or dutiable goods.
16. To migrate or move in schools; - said of fish; esp., to ascend a river in order to spawn.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
2. 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.
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