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run the table

Definition of run the table

chiefly US

  1. 1 pool, billiards, etc. :  to hit all the remaining balls into pockets without missing

  2. 2 informal :  to win all the remaining games, points, etc. <The team could run the table to win the soccer championship.>



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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  1. :  tablet

    :  backgammon

    :  one of the two leaves of a backgammon board or either half of a leaf

  1. :  to enter in a table

    :  to place on the agenda

    :  to remove (as a parliamentary motion) from consideration indefinitely

  1. :  suitable for a table or for use at a table

    :  suitable for serving at a table

    :  proper for conduct at a table


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