Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

run in

verb

Definition of run in

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to insert as additional matter b :  to make (typeset matter) continuous without a paragraph or other break

  3. 2 :  to arrest for a usually minor offense

  4. 3 chiefly British :  to break in (a new machine) gradually by careful operation

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to pay a casual visit



Examples of run in

  1. <I just thought I'd run in and pick up my package.>

  2. <if we catch you shoplifting again, we're going to run you in>



1817

First Known Use of run in

1817


Learn More about run in


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up run in? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 11, 2016

the holder of an office

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

16.96 pounds 2.2 pounds 196.5 pounds 100 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ