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on the run

Definition of on the run

  1. 1 :  running away from someone in order to avoid being captured <an escaped convict on the run>

  2. 2 :  running away because one is about to be defeated <The army had the enemy on the run.>

  3. 3 :  while going somewhere or while doing something else <We ate lunch on the run.>

  4. 4 informal :  continuously busy <He's always on the run.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to go faster than a walk

    :  to go steadily by springing steps so that both feet leave the ground for an instant in each step

    :  to move at a fast gallop

  1. :  an act or the action of running :  continued rapid movement

    :  a quickened gallop

    :  a migration of fish (as up or down a river) especially to spawn

  1. :  being in a melted state

    :  made from molten material :  cast in a mold

    :  having made a migration or spawning run


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of, relating to, or near a shore

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